EMAIL THIS PAGE TO A FRIEND

Journal of magnetic resonance (San Diego, Calif. : 1997)

A 1H/19F minicoil NMR probe for solid-state NMR: application to 5-fluoroindoles.


PMID 16198131

Abstract

We show that it is feasible to use a minicoil for solid-state 19F 1H NMR experiments that has short pulse widths, good RF homogeneity, and excellent signal-to-noise for small samples while using low power amplifiers typical to liquid-state NMR. The closely spaced resonant frequencies of 1H and 19F and the ubiquitous use of fluorine in modern plastics and electronic components present two major challenges in the design of a high-sensitivity, high-field 1H/19F probe. Through the selection of specific components, circuit design, and pulse sequence, we were able to build a probe that has low 19F background and excellent separation of 1H and 19F signals. We determine the principle components of the chemical shift anisotropy tensor of 5-fluoroindole-3-acetic acid (5FIAA) and 5-fluorotryptophan. We also solve the crystal structure of 5FIAA, determine the orientation dependence of the chemical shift of a single crystal of 5FIAA, and predict the 19F chemical shift based on the orientation of the fluorine in the crystal. The results show that this 1H/19F probe is suitable for solid-state NMR experiments with low amounts of biological molecules that have been labeled with 19F.

Related Materials

Product #

Image

Description

Molecular Formula

Add to Cart

47080
5-Fluoroindole, purum, ≥97.0% (GC)
C8H6FN
F9108
5-Fluoroindole, 98%
C8H6FN