Friday, November 23, 2007
All of you routinely use proton decoupling in your 31P NMR spectra, many of you without giving it a thought. Few people realize that it is a simple matter to decouple 31P in your 1H NMR spectra. This will allow you to determine which protons are coupled to phosphorus. An example of this is shown below. The lower trace is a standard 1H spectrum and the upper trace is a 1H spectrum with 31P decoupling.