© 2005

Essential NMR

for Scientists and Engineers


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Pages 1-13
  3. Pages 15-55
  4. Pages 57-121
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-243

About this book


ESSENTIAL NMR is a set of lecture notes for scientists and engineers who want to brush up on their knowledge of NMR. This book is also a compendium for graduate and postgraduate students of physics and chemistry as well as for their teachers, covering all fields of NMR, i.e. NMR methodology and hardware, chemical analysis, 2D-spectroscopy, NMR imaging, flow NMR, and quality control NMR. The material, selected and organized for a one-semester course, is presented with pairs of pages addressing particular topics. One page of each pair provides a text containing the key information, the other page shows a color illustration. This is the most comprehensive textbook on NMR to date.
The book is intended for beginning graduate students and doctoral students of Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Material Science.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Technical Chemistry and Macromolecular ChemistryRWTH University of AachenAachenGermany

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

"In addition to the classical applications in chemical analysis, NMR spectroscopy has made spectacular advances into many other areas of application … . The author’s aim was to collect these different areas of application together within a single book, in a concise and informative way … . The figures are of excellent quality throughout … . this is a very nice collection … . It will certainly be bought by university lecturers, NMR departments, and libraries." (Arne Lützen, Angewandte Chemie, Vol. 44 (40), 2005)

"A compendium for graduate and postgraduate students of physics and chemistry as well as for their teachers. All fields of NMR are covered … . The format of the book is such that a particular topic is dealt with on two pages. One page contains informative text, while the facing page shows a colour illustration." (Angewandte Chemie, Vol. 44 (40), June, 2005)

"This is the most comprehensive textbook on NMR to date." (, July 11, 2005)

"Essential NMR covers all areas of NMR and provides an excellent overview of the background and the different uses of magnetic resonance in spectroscopy, imaging, flow and quality control. … It can therefore be highly recommended to students in engineering studies to get a general idea of NMR. Scientists of all branches of magnetic resonance will certainly get rid of their professional blinkers after reading this book … ." (Christina M. Thiele, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 270 (10), 2006)

"Professor Blümich has published his lecture notes and PowerPoint presentation on NMR. … this excellent book, which covers around 195 double page aspects of NMR science the author uses for a one-semester course. Anyone working in the molecular sciences would find this book very useful in expanding their knowledge on the applications and principles of NMR." (Helmut Hügel, Chemistry in Australia, December, 2006)