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Experiments for the Editing of Singlet Peaks and Simplification of 1H NMR Spectra of Complex Mixtures

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posted on 05.02.2014, 00:00 by Manuel Martin-Pastor
A 1D NMR singlet filtered experiment (s-filter) is presented for the clean editing of singlets peaks in crowded 1H NMR spectra. The experiment affords a clean editing of singlet peaks and weak coupled signals (nJHH < 3 Hz), while the remaining multiplets peaks are strongly attenuated to a factor over 90% of its original intensity. The experiment provided a useful simplification of the typically congested 1H NMR spectra of foodstuffs, and the edited signals retained most of the sensitivity and quantitativity. The versatility of the s-filter scheme permitted its easy incorporation as excitation building block into other 1D and 2D experiments, providing a further editing of the singlet responses. The combination of the 1D s-filter experiment and difference spectroscopy provided a 1D reverse singlet filtered experiment (s-filterrev) for the clean editing of multiplet peaks and strong suppression of singlets. The experiments proposed could be valuable to facilitate the detection and/or quantification of target compounds in complex mixtures of metabolites.