Windowed R-PDLF recoupling: a flexible and reliable tool to characterize molecular dynamics.

Abstract : This work focuses on the improvement of the R-PDLF heteronuclear recoupling scheme, a method that allows quantification of molecular dynamics up to the microsecond timescale in heterogeneous materials. We show how the stability of the sequence towards rf-imperfections, one of the main sources of error of this technique, can be improved by the insertion of windows without irradiation into the basic elements of the symmetry-based recoupling sequence. The impact of this modification on the overall performance of the sequence in terms of scaling factor and homonuclear decoupling efficiency is evaluated. This study indicates the experimental conditions for which precise and reliable measurement of dipolar couplings can be obtained using the popular R18(1)(7) recoupling sequence, as well as alternative symmetry-based R sequences suited for fast MAS conditions. An analytical expression for the recoupled dipolar modulation has been derived that applies to a whole class of sequences with similar recoupling properties as R18(1)(7). This analytical expression provides an efficient and precise way to extract dipolar couplings from the experimental dipolar modulation curves. We hereby provide helpful tools and information for tailoring R-PDLF recoupling schemes to specific sample properties and hardware capabilities. This approach is particularly well suited for the study of materials with strong and heterogeneous molecular dynamics where a precise measurement of dipolar couplings is crucial.
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Journal of Magnetic Resonance, Elsevier, 2013, 234, pp.154-64
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Axel Gansmüller, Jean-Pierre Simorre, Sabine Hediger. Windowed R-PDLF recoupling: a flexible and reliable tool to characterize molecular dynamics.. Journal of Magnetic Resonance, Elsevier, 2013, 234, pp.154-64. 〈hal-01321571〉



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