[ 290OPCHNMRU19 ] UE Interpretation of NMR Spectra and Structure Elucidation of Organic Molecules

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
1,5 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Chemistry Norbert Müller 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Chemistry and Chemical Technology 2019W
Objectives The goal of this course is to enable students to interpret molecular spectra of organic molecules. Starting with simple molecules the interpretation of NMR, IR and MS spectra with respect to structure and purity of the samples is taught. The course alternates between lecture-type presentations, homework assignments and presentation of the assignment results on the blackboard with critical discussion by peers and the instructor. With increasing complexity of the assignments the students will be guided from spectrum interpretation to structure elucidation. The main emphasis of the course is on the evaluation of 1H and 13C NMR spectra and the assignment practice of 1D and 2D NMR spectra using additional information from other spectroscopic techniques as well as synthetic history and context.
Subject Interpretation of 1H and 13C NMR spectra. Basic two-dimensional spectroscopy. Combination of spectroscopic information from different methods (NMR, IR, MS, UV-vis).
Criteria for evaluation Performance in written homework (spectral interpretation and assignment tasks and structure elucidations)
Methods Presentations and hands-on exercises
Language English
Study material
  • High-Resolution NMR Techniques in Organic Chemistry, TIMOTHY D W CLARIDGE, Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford
  • NMR — From Spectra to Structures - An Experimental Approach; Mitchell, Terence N., Costisella, Burkhard
  • NMR Spectroscopy: Basic Principles, Concepts, and Applications in Chemistry; Harald Günther
Changing subject? No
Further information It is recommended to take this course in parallel to the Laboratory Course of Preparative Organic Chemistry for Biological Chemistry 1.
Corresponding lecture 290OPCHSP1U18: UE Exercises in Spectroscopy and Structure Elucidation I (1,5 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Direct assignment