Syllabus for NMR Spectroscopy I

NMR-spektroskopi I

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 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: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2013
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits with 60 credits including Organic Chemistry 15 credits or Physical Chemistry 15 credits or equivalent.
  • Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - BMC

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, the participant should have the ability 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.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2013

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Lambert, Joseph B. Mazzola, Eugene P. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy : an introduction to principles, applications, and experimental methods

    Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Education, cop. 2004

    Find in the library

Last modified: 2022-04-26