Jayanthi, S and Ramanathan, KV (2010) 2(n)-SEMA-a robust solid state nuclear magnetic resonance experiment for measuring heteronuclear dipolar couplings in static oriented systems using effective transverse spin-lock. In: Journal of Chemical Physics, The, 132 (13).
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Separated local field (SLF) spectroscopy is a powerful technique to measure heteronuclear dipolar couplings. The method provides site-specific dipolar couplings for oriented samples such as membrane proteins oriented in lipid bilayers and liquid crystals. A majority of the SLF techniques utilize the well-known Polarization Inversion Spin Exchange at Magic Angle (PISEMA) pulse scheme which employs spin exchange at the magic angle under Hartmann-Hahn match. Though PISEMA provides a relatively large scaling factor for the heteronuclear dipolar coupling and a better resolution along the dipolar dimension, it has a few shortcomings. One of the major problems with PISEMA is that the sequence is very much sensitive to proton carrier offset and the measured dipolar coupling changes dramatically with the change in the carrier frequency. The study presented here focuses on modified PISEMA sequences which are relatively insensitive to proton offsets over a large range. In the proposed sequences, the proton magnetization is cycled through two quadrants while the effective field is cycled through either two or four quadrants. The modified sequences have been named as 2(n)-SEMA where n represents the number of quadrants the effective field is cycled through. Experiments carried out on a liquid crystal and a single crystal of a model peptide demonstrate the usefulness of the modified sequences. A systematic study under various offsets and Hartmann-Hahn mismatch conditions has been carried out and the performance is compared with PISEMA under similar conditions.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Physics.|
|Keywords:||lipid bilayers; magnetisation; nematic liquid crystals; nuclear magnetic resonance; proteins|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > NMR Research Centre (Formerly SIF)
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
|Date Deposited:||03 Jun 2010 09:48|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 06:06|
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