Single Electron Oxidation Monitored with NMR

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Dr. Eric Abbey


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Chemistry and Biochemistry


The use of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to identify and characterize molecules is part and parcel to chemical research when synthesizing new molecules. The technique allows researchers to verify that a chemical reaction has indeed produced the intended structure. In addition to this, NMR spectroscopy is also able to give a method to monitor the progress of a chemical reaction by use of taking multiple spectra over the progress of a chemical reaction. The spectra can then be overlaid so that the change in time can be easily seen. From this arrayed spectra, useful data can be extrapolated to give insight into the mechanism of chemical reactions. By careful choice of the atomic nuclei to be monitored, single peak spectra can greatly simplify this technique. In our lab we have monitored the single electron oxidation of a borohydride via 31P NMR array.

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