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Coherence transfer in nuclear magnetic resonance by selective homonuclear Hartmann-Hahn correlation spectroscopy

New NMR techniques are described for transferring transverse magnetization between scalar-coupled nuclei in the rotating frame. The methods involve simultaneous spin-locking of two selected spins A and X, using cosinusoidal modulation of the radio frequency (rf) carrier. If transverse magnetization of spin A is excited selectively before spin-locking, for example with a self-refocusing 270 Deg Gaussian pulse, in-phase magnetization will be transferred from spin A to spin X, and in-phase multiplets are obtained in both one- and two-dimensional spectra. The method allows one to verify whether two particular spins are connected by a scalar coupling. Examples are shown for peptides and basic pancreatic trypsin inhibitor (BPTI). The fine structure of the multiplets yields information on couplings to further spins. In contrast to nonselective spin-lock expts., the magnetization cannot diffuse to a manifold of coupling partners. If relayed coherence transfer is to be achieved deliberately, several spins may be locked simultaneously by imposing an addnl. modulation on the rf carrier. [on SciFinder (R)]

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