Optimization of two-dimensional NMR by Matched accumulation

Anil Kumar, ; Brown, Stephen C. ; Donlan, Mary E. ; Meier, Beat U. ; Jeffs, Peter W. (1991) Optimization of two-dimensional NMR by Matched accumulation Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 95 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 0022-2364

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It is well known that in the time-domain acquisition of NMR data, signal-to-noise (S/N) improves as the square root of the number of transients accumulated. However, the amplitude of the measured signal varies during the time of detection, having a functional form dependent on the coherence detected. Matching the time spent signal averaging to the expected amplitude of the signal observed should also improve the detected signal-to-noise. Following this reasoning, Barna et al. demonstrated the utility of exponential sampling in one- and two-dimensional NMR, using maximum-entropy methods to analyze the data. It is proposed here that for two-dimensional experiments the exponential sampling be replaced by exponential averaging. The data thus collected can be analyzed by standard fast-Fourier-transform routines. We demonstrate the utility of exponential averaging in 2D NOESY spectra of the protein ubiquitin, in which an enhanced SIN is observed. It is also shown that the method acquires delayed double-quantum-filtered COSY without phase distortion.

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