The 90° pulse calibration is essential in NMR spectroscopy to prevent artefacts in the liquid state or to enhance cross-polarization efficiency in the solid state. We verified pulse-angle (PA) errors due to circuit impedances in solid-state NMR and suggested a possible solution to prevent the inconvenience of PA errors. The classic pulse sequences used to calibrate 1H 90° pulse lengths by direct detection of protons or by cross-polarization were modified in order to replace single 1H pulses with 1H pulse trains. Pulse trains were found to decrease the effect of PA imperfections in the calibration of basic pulses (i.e. 90° and 180°) for a number of organic substrates. The modified sequences are especially important to rapidly obtain pulse calibration of complex and heterogeneous molecular systems such as humic substances, which usually require a long time when using single 1H pulses.
|Numero di pagine||7|
|Rivista||Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2007|
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