Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Influence of deuteration in the glassing matrix on 13C dynamic nuclear polarization

Lumata, L., M.E. Merritt, and Z. Kovacs, Influence of deuteration in the glassing matrix on 13C dynamic nuclear polarization. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013. 15(19): p. 7032-7035.


Replacement of protons by deuterons in the glassing solvents led to 2-3-fold improvement of the (13)C dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) solid-state NMR signal for samples doped with large electron spin resonance (ESR) linewidth free radicals galvinoxyl, DPPH, and 4-oxo-TEMPO. Meanwhile, the reverse effect is observed for (13)C DNP using small ESR linewidth free radicals BDPA and trityl OX063.