University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Institute of Organic Chemistry
Auditory Presentation of Free Induction Decay (FID)
Signals Generated by NMR Spectrometers
Copyright © 1996
Institute of Organic Chemistry,
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Dedicated to Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Dieter Seebach on the occasion of his
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- General Overview
- Fundamentals of NMR
- Auditory FID Presentation, History and Now
- Hardware Modifications and Recording
- Sound Examples:
- General remarks
- CH3CHO, full spectrum
- CH3CHO, quartet, good shim
- CH3CHO, quartet, poor shim
- PPh3, inverse FG-HOESY (1H, 31P)
- Hexamethyl benzene, 13C-CP/MAS
- Sawtooth signal of acetone-d6
- Probe tuning signal, 1H
- General remarks
- Melody "Hänschen klein"
- Melody "Happy birthday"
- Melody "Dr. Schiwago"
- What does "MUSICIANS" mean?
- References and Links
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January 14, 2018