Probing interactions bymeans of pulsed field gradient nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Sara Cozzolino, Maria G. Sanna, Massimiliano Valentini

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Molecular self-diffusion coefficients (D) of species in solution are related to size and shape and can be used for studying association phenomena. Pulsed field gradient nuclear magnetic resonance (PFG-NMR) spectroscopy has been revealed to be a powerful analytical tool for D measurement in different research fields. The present work briefly illustrates the use of PFG-NMR for assessing the existence of interactions in very different chemical systems: organic and organometallic compounds, colloidal materials and biological aggregates. The application of PFG-NMR is remarkable for understanding the role of anions in homogenous transition metal catalysis and for assessing the aggregation behaviour of biopolymers in material science.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Chemistry
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2008



  • H
  • Colloidal aggregates
  • Diffusion coefficient
  • H-bonding
  • Interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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