Transition metal NMR spectroscopy has progressed enormously in recent years. New methods, and specifically solid-state methods and new pulse sequences, have allowed access to data from nuclei with relatively low receptivities with the result that chemists have begun to consider problems previously inaccessible. Moreover, theory, and computational science in particular, now permits the calculation of not just 13 C, 15 N and other "light" nuclei chemical shifts, but also "heavy" main-group elements and transition metals. This, combined with increasing access to high field pulsed spectrometers has produced a wealth of new data on NMR of transition metals. This book contains a collection of review articles concerned with measuring, understanding and using the nuclear magnetic resonance spectra of the metals of Groups 3-12. The reader is provided with a view on how these nuclei are currently being approached, and what information can be obtained. The authors have liberally reproduced spectra as well as correlations relating metal-NMR data to different physical characteristics of their molecules.
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology