Practical Interpretation of P-31 NMR Spectra and Computer-Assisted Structure Verification
by Louis D. Quin and Antony J. Williams
With a spin quantum number of 1/2, the phosphorus nucleus 31P, the only
natural isotope of this element, will give a single spectral line, whose
chemical shift is highly indicative of the particular phosphorus functional
group, and is generally predictable from studying the effects of structural
change. That said, it is well recognized that 31P NMR shifts can be
influenced by structural changes, and anyone reporting 31P chemical shifts
should rationalize the data with the structure at phosphorus to avoid
Louis Quin of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington presents an introductory, yet comprehensive, survey of the chemical shift effects for the various functional groups summarizing his comprehensive knowledge of phosphorus chemistry to provide a thorough grounding for the chemist in 31P NMR
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