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Abstract Volume 13 Issue 4 (2008) pp 234-235

Neat NMR Spectroscopy for General Chemistry Laboratory

David E. Alonso* and Peter A. Wong

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0430,
Received March 5, 2006. Accepted November 22, 2006.

Published online: 22 July 2008

Abstract. 1H-decoupled 13C NMR spectroscopy is used to identify an unknown organic compound. Neat samples (no solvent) are used to facilitate sample preparation and data acquisition.

Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; general chemistry; NMR spectroscopy

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Alcohol NMR spectra, as well as, a complete interpretation of the data can be found in the laboratory documentation. A comparison of neat NMR data to No-D and externally reference NMR spectra is included.(279 KB)

Issue date: August 1, 2008

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