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Pure Appl. Chem., 2009, Vol. 81, No. 4, pp. 615-633

NMR spectroscopy and ion pairing: Measuring and understanding how ions interact

Paul S. Pregosin

Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, ETHZ Hönggerberg, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland

Abstract: Pulsed gradient spin-echo (PGSE) diffusion and Overhauser NMR data together with density functional theory (DFT) calculations afford a qualitative estimation of the amount of ion pairing, as well as insight into the structures of a variety of inorganic, organic, and organometallic salts.