NMR Properties of nitrogen

Common reference compound: CH3NO2 /neat CDCl3.

Table of NMR-active nucleus propeties of nitrogen
  Isotope 1 Isotope 2 Isotope 3
Isotope 14N 15N
Natural abundance /% 99.632 0.368
Spin (I) 1 1/2
Frequency relative to 1H = 100 (MHz) 7.226317 10.136767
Receptivity, DP, relative to 1H = 1.00 0.00100 0.00000384
Receptivity, DC, relative to 13C = 1.00 5.90 0.0225
Magnetogyric ratio, γ (107 rad T-1 s-1) 1.9337792 -2.71261804
Magnetic moment, μ (μN) 0.57100428 -0.49049746
Nuclear quadrupole moment, Q/millibarn 20.44(3) -
Line width factor, 1056l (m4) 21 -


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  2. J. Mason in Multinuclear NMR, Plenum Press, New York, USA, 1987. Where given, data for certain radioactive nuclei are from this reference.
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  4. P. Pyykkö, Mol. Phys., 2001, 99, 1617-1629.
  5. P. Pyykkö, Z. Naturforsch., 1992, 47a, 189. I am grateful to Professor Pekka Pyykkö (University of Helsinki, Finland) who provided the nuclear quadrupole moment data in this and the following two references.
  6. D.R. Lide, (ed.), CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics 1999-2000 : A Ready-Reference Book of Chemical and Physical Data (CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 79th edition, 1998.
  7. P. Pyykkö, personal communication, 1998, 204, 2008, 2010.
  8. The isotopic abundances are extracted from the naturally occurring isotopes section within WebElements.

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