We describe a new fivefold symmetric approach to homonuclear recoupling in rotating solids that is based on rotor-synchronized, spin-lock rf irradiation of the type employed previously in MELODRAMA and C7 (and their derivative sequences) for 13C-13C recoupling. The fivefold sequence, like its sevenfold relatives, is y-encoded, and therefore exhibits a theoretical efficiency of ∼73% for double quantum filtering (2QF). However, since the ratio of rf field strength, ωrf/2π, to spinning frequency, ωr/277, is lower, it is possible to operate the sequence at higher spinning rates, and we have investigated the 2QF efficiency as a function of 1H decoupling field strength at high spinning frequencies. We observe dramatic oscillations of the recoupled signal with a period ∼ωr/2π indicating that the 1H reservoir is behaving partially inhomogeneously. This kind of double quantum recoupling is explored in multiple spin systems and we derive analytical forms for polarization transfer and double quantum excitation relevant for uniformly labeled systems. Finally, the wide applicability of the fivefold sequence is demonstrated with INADEQUATE type spectra of uniformly 13C labeled sucrose and L-alanine.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry