Jul 15, 2019

Parahydrogen induced hyperpolarization provides a tool for NMR metabolomics at nanomolar concentrations

Sellies, Lisanne, Indrek Reile, Ruud L. E. G. Aspers, Martin C. Feiters, Floris P. J. T. Rutjes, and Marco Tessari. “Parahydrogen Induced Hyperpolarization Provides a Tool for NMR Metabolomics at Nanomolar Concentrations.” Chemical Communications 55, no. 50 (2019): 7235–38.


An NMR approach based on parahydrogen hyperpolarization is presented to detect and resolve specific classes of metabolites in complex biomixtures at down to nanomolar concentrations. We demonstrate our method on solid phase extracts of urine, by simultaneously observing hundreds of metabolites well below the limits of detection of thermal NMR.