Multiple-quantum spin counting in magic-angle-spinning NMR via low-power symmetry-based dipolar recoupling
2013 (English)In: Journal of magnetic resonance (San Diego, Calif. 1997: Print), ISSN 1090-7807, E-ISSN 1096-0856, Vol. 236, 31-40 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
By using a symmetry-based R2(8)(1)S2(8)(-1) double-quantum (2Q dipolar recoupling sequence, we demonstrate high-order multiple-quantum coherence (MQC) excitation at fast magic-angle spinning (MAS) frequencies up to 34 kHz. This scheme combines several attractive features, such as a relatively high dipolar scaling factor, good compensation to rf-errors, isotropic and anisotropic chemical shifts, as well as an ultra-low radio-frequency (rf) power requirement. The latter translates into nutation frequencies below 30 kHz for MAS rates up to 60 kHz, thereby permitting rf application for very long excitation periods without risk of damaging the NMR probehead or sample, while the compensation to chemical shifts improves as the MAS rate increases. 31P MQC spin counting is demonstrated on powders of calcium hydroxyapatite (Ca-5(PO4)(3)OH) and anhydrous sodium diphosphate (Na4P2O7), from which all even coherence orders up to 30 and 14 were detected, respectively, over the respective MAS ranges of 15-24 kHz and 20-34 kHz. The amplitude distributions among the P-31 MQC orders depend on the precise nutation frequency during recoupling, despite that the highest detected order was relatively insensitive to this parameter. An observed gradual transition from a Gaussian to exponential functionality of the MQC amplitude-profile is discussed in relation to the prevailing approach to derive spin-cluster sizes by fitting the MQC amplitude-distribution to a Gaussian decay, where minor systematic deviations between the model and experimental data are frequently reported.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 236, 31-40 p.
Multiple-quantum coherence, Homonuclear recoupling, Magic-angle spinning, Symmetry-based pulse sequences, Low-power recoupling
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-100124DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2013.08.005ISI: 000329149200005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-100124DiVA: diva2:691293