Carbon-13 NMR relaxation study of the overall and internal motions in compounds containingn-octyl chains

Lucy M. Bull, Duncan G. Gillies, Stephen J. Matthews, Leslie H. Sutcliffe, Antony J. Williams
  • Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, March 1991, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1002/mrc.1260290314

Using NMR spectroscopy to study molecular motions of alkyl chains

What is it about?

The 13C nuclear relaxation behaviour of n-alkyl chains in a variety of compounds can be described in terms of two relaxation times, one for tumbling (τc) and one for each carbon nucleus for the internal motions (τc). A general model using a position in an octyl chain that appears to have invariant internal motions was derived.

Why is it important?

The general model of molecular motions in alkyl chains, that of overall and internal motions, was proven for a series of C8 chains. The generality was proven over multiple compounds.

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