Journal of Biomolecular NMR

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 187–196 | Cite as

Relaxation-optimised Hartmann–Hahn transfer using a specifically Tailored MOCCA-XY16 mixing sequence for carbonyl–carbonyl correlation spectroscopy in 13C direct detection NMR experiments

  • Isabella C. Felli
  • Roberta Pierattelli
  • Steffen J. Glaser
  • Burkhard LuyEmail author


Isotropic mixing sequences are one of the key methods to achieve efficient coherence transfer. Among them, the MOCCA-XY16, which keeps the magnetization longitudinal for a significant amount of time, is characterised by favourable relaxation properties. We show here that its adapted version is particularly suited for carbonyl–carbonyl correlations in 13C direct detection NMR experiments.


NMR Isotropic mixing Protein NMR 13C detection Protonless Sequence specific assignment 



This work has been supported in part by the EC contracts EU-NMR n° 026145 (TA and JRA) and SPINE II n° 031220 and by Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze. S. J. G. and B. L. thank the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for financial support (GL 203/6–1; Emmy Noether and Heisenberg fellowships LU 835/1–4 and LU 835/2–1). B. L. thanks the Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich (CIPSM) for financial support. Prof. Ivano Bertini is gratefully acknowledged for stimulating discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabella C. Felli
    • 1
  • Roberta Pierattelli
    • 1
  • Steffen J. Glaser
    • 2
  • Burkhard Luy
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Magnetic Resonance Center (CERM)University of FlorenceSesto Fiorentino, FlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

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