Syllabus for NMR Spectroscopy I

NMR-spektroskopi I


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1KB469
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Chemistry A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2013-03-21
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2022-10-19
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2023
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits with 60 credits in chemistry including 15 credits organic Chemistry or 15 credits physical chemistry. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

  • Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - BMC

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • account for the theoretical foundation of the most commonly used NMR experiments
  • relate NMR parameters such as chemical shift, scalar coupling constants, and relaxation time constants to molecular structure
  • investigate and determine the structure of typical organic chemical compounds (molecular weight up to approx. 500 Da) using suitable nuclear magnetic resonance experiments
  • perform the most commonly used NMR experiments, and to interpret and document their results


Fundamentals of the NMR phenomenon, relationship between NMR spectra and molecular structure. Recording of routine spectra (1H and 13C), essentials of data processing (e.g., weighting functions). 1D NMR techniques: Decoupling, DEPT, relaxation measurement, magnetisation transfer, NOE difference spectra. 2D NMR techniques: Homo- and heteronuclear correlation (COSY, TOCSY, HSQC, HMBC), measurement of the nuclear Overhauser effect (NOESY, ROESY). Emphasis is on learning the practical use of NMR equipment.


Lectures, seminars, group work and laboratory work. Exercises in written and/or presentation. Laboratory work, and related oral presentation and written reports are mandatory


Written examination is arranged at the end of the course. The laboratory work must also be passed. The written examination corresponds to 2 credits. The laboratory exercises including written and oral presentations are valued as 3 credits.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Other directives

The course cannot be included in the same degree as 1KB460.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2023

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Organic structural spectroscopy Lambert, Joseph B.; Gronert, Scott; Shurvell, Herbert F.; Lightner, David A.; Cooks, Robert Graham

    Second edition.: Harlow, Essex: Pearson, [2014]

    Also available as e-book: Organic Structural Spectroscopy: Pearson New International Edition av Joseph B. Lambert, Scott Gronert, Herbert F. Shurvell, David Lightner, Robert Graham Cooks E-bok, Engelska, 2015 ISBN: 9781292054056

    Find in the library

Last modified: 2022-04-26