Syllabus for NMR Spectroscopy II

NMR-spektroskopi II


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1KB470
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Chemistry A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2013-03-21
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-02-03
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2020
  • Entry requirements:

    Participation in NMR Spectroscopy I, 5 credits, or Spectroscopic Methods for Organic Chemistry, 7.5 credits. 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:

  • describe the basic function of some common pulse sequences
  • optimise the key parameters in these pulse sequences and be able to perform simple parameter calibrations
  • quantify the composition of mixtures
  • independently plan and carry out structural determination of more complex organic compounds (molecular weight up to approx. 500 Da) using appropriate NMR experiments efficiently
  • discuss the impact of dynamics in organic and organometallic compounds on their NMR spectra
  • plan and implement experiments relevant for the course, interpret and document their results


The vector model and its relation to pulse sequences. Function of pulse sequences. Parameter calibration and optimisation. Structural determination of a series of organic molecules of increasing complexity. Spectra of organometallic compounds, fluxionality. Molecular interaction and its effect on NMR spectra.


Seminars and laboratory exercises. Laboratory work and related tutorials and presentations are compulsory.


Written examination at the end of the course, laboratory exercises and related written reports and oral presentations. The examination and oral presentations are equivalent to 2 credits. The laboratory exercises and related reports are equivalent to 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.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2019

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Claridge, Timothy D. W. High-resolution nmr techniques in organic chemistry

    Third edition: Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2016

    Find in the library


Last modified: 2022-04-26