Chemistry, Ames Laboratory
Journal or Book Title
Journal of the American Chemical Society
The ubiquity of oxygen in organic, inorganic, and biological systems has stimulated the application and development of 17O solid-state NMR spectroscopy as a probe of molecular structure and dynamics. Unfortunately, 17O solid-state NMR experiments are often hindered by the combination of broad NMR signals and low sensitivity. Here, it is demonstrated that fast MAS and proton detection with the D-RINEPT pulse sequence can be generally applied to enhance the sensitivity and resolution of 17O solid-state NMR experiments. Complete 2D 17O→1H D-RINEPT correlation NMR spectra were typically obtained in fewer than 10 hours from less than 10 milligrams of material, with low to moderate 17O enrichment (less than 20%). 2D 1H-17O correlation solid-state NMR spectra allow overlapping oxygen sites to be resolved on the basis of proton chemical shifts or by varying the mixing time used for 1H-17O magnetization transfer. In addition, J-resolved or separated local field (SLF) blocks can be incorporated into the D-RINEPT pulse sequence to allow direct measurement of one-bond 1H-17O scalar coupling constants (1JOH) or 1H-17O dipolar couplings (DOH), respectively; the latter of which can be used to infer 1H-17O bond lengths. 1JOH and DOH calculated from planewave density functional theory (DFT) show very good agreement with experimental values. Therefore, the 2D 1H-17O correlation experiments, 1H-17O scalar and dipolar couplings, and planewave DFT calculations provide a method to precisely determine proton positions relative to oxygen atoms. This capability opens new opportunities to probe interactions between oxygen and hydrogen in a variety of chemical systems.
American Chemical Society
Carnahan, Scott L.; Lampkin, Bryan J.; Naik, Pranjali; Hanrahan, Michael P.; Slowing, Igor I.; VanVeller, Brett; Wu, Gang; and Rossini, Aaron J., "Probing O-H Bonding Through Proton Detected 1H-17O Double Resonance Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy" (2018). Chemistry Publications. 1098.