Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy - Chemistry 59-542/59-445
Instructor: Dr. Robert Schurko, 393A Essex Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org
This course focuses upon the basic principles of NMR, spectrometer operation and fundamental NMR interactions, in the hope that NMR becomes less of a "black-box" technique for researchers in all areas of chemistry. The course progresses from discussing concepts as basic as angular momentum and spin to tougher concepts like 2D NMR experiments, double-resonance experiments, chemical exchange (dynamic) NMR and (time pending) solid-state NMR. Emphasis will be placed upon building a physical picture of NMR from its underlying mathematical formulae (though only very elementary math is applied).
A very important focus of this course is to teach the students about everyday features of running NMR experiments, how to optimize their experiments, how the spectrometer and probe work and how to properly process NMR spectra (i.e., get the most out of your data and experimental time!).
If you are interested in taking this course, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Wednesday September 03, 2008