Boron NMR Spectroscopy

Boron NMR Spectroscopy

For my first blog I have decided to talk a little bit about boron because it’s a fascinating element that imparts remarkable properties to its compounds. And believe me, there are hundred of different compounds with very different properties containing boron centers. We find boron in compounds like boronic acids (A), boronic esters (B), and MIDA boronates (C), all of which are very popular in Suzuki coupling reactions to make new C–C bonds.  Another popular family of compounds containing boron are the BODIPY dyes (D). These derivatives, composed of a dipyrromethene ligand supporting a BF2 unit, are used as stable functional dyes in several fields, but their application as biomolecular labels is the most investigated by far.

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Follow the Circuitry Road Part II: The little proton signal that could

Follow the Circuitry Road Part II: The little proton signal that could

Welcome back!  If you recall from our last blog, we followed a bench-top NMR electronics blueprint to highlight the technology that allows the generation of an excitation wave and tailors it to nutate our hydrogen nuclei in our sample.  Now, keeping with our goal of demystifying the technology of ...

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Follow The Circuitry Road Part I

Follow The Circuitry Road Part I

Hello, my fellow Bench-top NMR enthusiasts!  If you’re like me and ever pondered your deeply burning engineering questions concerning NMR on the bench top, then look no further!

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