orals 5th Asia-Pacific NMR Symposium 2013

Laser Photolysis NMR Spectroscopy: Experimental Implementation and Applications in Organometallic and Organic Chemistry (#36)

Graham E Ball 1
  1. University of New South Wales, UNSW Sydney, NSW, Australia

This presentation will describe our home built laser based photolysis system coupled into a 600 MHz NMR spectrometer.  The system is based on a powerful excimer laser system (~8 W @ 248 nm) and uses through space optical guiding1  to deliver the light directly into the sample placed in an unmodified spectrometer/probe combination. Technical and safety issues for running the apparatus in a shared laboratory environment will be discussed.


Applications of our laser photolysis system to study short-lived molecules will be described.  This will include observing reactive organometallic compounds such as [(arene)W(CO)2(alkane)]2  and short lived organic reactive intermediates.

  1. 1. Kuprov, I.; Goez, M.; Abbott, P. A.; Hore, P. J. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2005, 76, 084103.
  2. Young, R. D.; Lawes, D. J.; Hill, A. F.; Ball, G. E. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 8294−8297.