Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Understand the basic principles and techniques of modern nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy;
- Decide the prospects of using advanced NMR techniques to solve analytical problems
- Use the mathematical tools needed to understand common pulse sequences
- Be able to read and critically evaluate recent literature on advanced NMR methods
- Recognise how these principles are applied in liquid state NMR, solid state NMR and NMR imaging (MRI)
The syllabus, which is described in outline below, is aligned with the following QAA benchmark statements for chemistry at FHEQ Level 7 (Masters).
(QAA3.3) to extend students' comprehension of key chemical concepts and so provide them with an in-depth understanding of specialised areas of chemistry;
(QAA3.3) to develop in students the ability to adapt and apply methodology to the solution of unfamiliar types of problems;
(QAA3.3) to instill a critical awareness of advances at the forefront of the chemical science discipline;
(QAA3.3) to prepare students effectively for professional employment or doctoral studies in the chemical sciences;
(QAA5.4) the ability to adapt and apply methodology to the solution of unfamiliar problems;
(QAA7.5) knowledge base extends to a systematic understanding and critical awareness of topics which are informed by the forefront of the discipline;
(QAA7.5) problems of an unfamiliar nature are tackled with appropriate methodology and taking into account the possible absence of complete data.
Introduction. Energy levels & spectra. Vector model. Overview of MRI methods. NMR Instrumentation and Data Processing. Quantum description of NMR. Coupled spin systems; Spin topology; chemical/magnetic equivalence. 2D Spectroscopy and coherence pathway selection. Relaxation.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching methods: Lectures, directed reading, Bb online support.
Learning methods: Independent study, student motivated peer group study, student driven tutor support.
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||50|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
M. H. Levitt. Spin Dynamics. Wiley.
J. Keeler. Understanding NMR Spectroscopy. Wiley.
Ernst, Bodenhausen, Wokaun. Principles of nuclear magnetic resonance in one and two dimensions. Oxford.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External