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13 C NMR

For a molecule that is lack of C-H bonds, less information is forthcoming. For examples, polychlorinated compounds, polycarbonyl compounds, and compounds containing triple bonds.
For a molecule that has many C-H groups, interpreting from only 1H nmr spectrum may be complicated. Depict 2 pairs of isomers (A & B) which display similar 1H nmr spectra. These 2 cases might be difficult to identify by 1H nmr alone.
These difficulties would be largely resolved by using 13C-NMR spectroscopy.

Why did 13C-NMR spectroscopy is developed after 1H-NMR spectroscopy?
13C-NMR spectroscopy was developed after 1H-NMR spectroscopy because
           12C gives no signal (I = 0)
           natural abundance of 13C is particularly low (1.1%) and the resulting signal is weak
              13C-NMR signals in natural samples are only about 10-4 times the strength of 1H-NMR signals
However, development of FTNMR techniques helps 13C-NMR spectroscopy become widely available because
              FTNMR spectrometers give a time-averaged spectrum and noise is random and partially cancels out
              sample signals is accumulated and becomes stronger than those from a single spectrum
An important parameter derived from 13C NMR spectra is the chemical shift.
    Normal range of
13C chemical shift is 0 - 220 ppm (dC » 20 x dH).
In order to see the correlation chart, you have to complete it by draging each type of carbon and droping it into the yellow goal.
The correlation chart of 13C chemical shift list in ppm from a referent compound, TMS
The correlation chart is devided into 4 parts;
1. saturated C atoms appear at highest field (8 - 60 ppm)
2. saturated C atoms with EN effects appear in the range of 40 -80 ppm
3. unsaturated C atoms (alkenes, alkynes, aromatic compounds) appear in the range of 100- 175 ppm
4. carbonyl C atoms appear in the range of 155 - 220 ppm
Like in 1H chemical shifts, 13C chemical shifts can be affected by EN and hybridization.
  EN produces more deshielding effect (down field shift) in 13C NMR than in 1H because
         - the electronegative atom is directly attached to C atom and
         - the effect occurs through only one bond (C-X).
In the other hand, H is attached to C atom not directly to the electronegative atom so the effect occurs through only one bond (H-C-X).
  Changes in hybridization produce larger shift for directly involved 13C than they do for 1H attached to that 13C.
Carbonyl carbons have the largest chemical shift due to both sp2 hybridization and an O (electronegative) atom.

The amount of 13C in a molecule is very small. Therefore, the chances of two adjacent carbon atoms being both 13C are very small. For this reason, homonuclear (C-C) coupling is rarely observed.
Protons attached to 13C atoms will couple with the carbon nucleus and then the resonance peaks are observed.
Proton-coupled 13C splitting patterns

Spectra which show the spin-spin splitting between 13C and the protons directly attached to it are called proton-coupled spectra or nondecoupled spectra.

The figure below shows the proton-coupled 13C NMR spectrum for ethyl phenylacetate. Although the alkyl carbon peaks are widely separated in this example, in more complicated structures the alkyl portion of the spectrum can be very difficult to interpret.
Proton-coupled 13C spectra for ethyl phenylacetate

Example : 13C-NMR spectrum of diethyl phthalate

Proton-coupled spectra are often difficult to interpret because
          1. Js for 13C-H couplings are between 100 to 250 Hz. 13C-H coupling constants are frequently larger than the d differences of the carbons in the spectrum.
          2. 13C normal signals with 1H coupling has low signal/noise ratio due to the multiplet structure.
For these reasons, 13C-H coupling constants should be reduced by using spin decoupling techniques.
The intensities of many carbon resonances in a proton-decoupled spectrum increase significantly above those observed in a proton-coupled spectrum. Carbon atoms with Hs directly attached are more enhanced (more Hs attached, more enhancement). This effect is called Nuclear Overhauser Enhancement or NOE. Intensity of 13C signal increases with 1H decoupling as shown below.
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NMR spectrum can be complicated as the number of resonating protons increases due to overlap of resonating peaks and complex splitting patterns. To simplify these spectra, one can use spin-decoupling, often referred to as double resonance.

Double-Resonance Experiments
In double resonance experiments, a second RF signal is applied while the spectrum is scanned in the usual fashion. The RF can be set to irradiate a selected group of protons in the molecule being measured.
Irradiation causes the selected protons to become decoupled from all other protons in the compound. Protons that are coupled to the irradiated group of protons will have simplified signals due to the loss of coupling with the irradiated protons. Selective irradiation will allow us to assign peaks more readily to a structure.

    Identifying structure from proton-coupled spectra may difficult because peak overlap. Broad-band decoupling technique is developed to solve this problem.
Principle of broad-band decoupling (BB) :
    The decoupling process is accomphished by irradiating the sample with a broad spectrum of high intensity RF radiation between 40 -70 MHz while scanning at normal intensities at frequencies about 15 MHz. All protons become saturated and can no longer couple with 13C nuclei.

Example 1: 13C NMR spectra for ethyl phenylacetate
A. The Proton-coupled 13C NMR spectrum

B. The BB-decoupled 13C NMR spectrum : each carbon atom gives a single signal (multiplicity is lost).

Example 2: 22.63 MHz 13C NMR spectra of crotonic acid in CDCl3
a) spectrum with proton-coupling
b) spectrum with 1H broad-band (BB) decoupling

Example 3: The 13C-NMR spectrum of 1-chloro-2-propanol
This 3-C containing compound shows well separated peaks because they are different in shielding effects caused by circulating electrons.
The lower electron density at the carbon, the less shielded, and the more downfield signal.
For this reason, the carbon bearing the -OH group is the most deshielded carbon and shows the furthest downfield signal at d 67.
Chlorine is less electronegative than oxygen and the carbon bonded to it gives more upfield signal at d 51.
The methyl carbon (-CH3) has no electronegative groups attached, so it occurs the most upfield at d 20.

Example 4: 13C-NMR spectrum of diethyl phthalate

Advantages of BB-decoupling:
          clarify of the chemical shift difference among carbon signals
          increasing of signal intensity of 13C signals (up to 200%)
          short recording time

Disadvantages of BB-decoupling:
          lost of coupling information (s, d, t, and q)

Although broad-band decoupled spectra are much simple, important information may be lost, that is the number of attached hydrogen atoms. A more advanced technique, off-resonance decoupling, can restore this information while still presenting an easily interpretation.
  In this technique, the sample is irradiated by a radio frequency generator which is either slightly upfield or downfield of normal proton resonances (i.e., off resonance). When off-resonance decoupling is used, the apparent coupling constant is greatly reduced, and peak overlap is minimized.
  Off-resonance spectra often show only singlets for each carbon atom, but the multiplicity of the peak is reported as a letter (s , d, t, or q) above the peak.

Example 1: The off-resonance proton-decoupled 13C NMR spectrum for ethyl phenylacetate

Example 2: 13C-NMR spectrum of diethyl phthalate

Advantages of Off-Resonance Spectra
       determine the number of types of carbon in a molecule
       clarify of the chemical shift
       retain multiplicities with reducing of J

Disadvantage of Off-Resonance Spectra
       if signals are closed, spectrum may be higher order and difficult to interpret

 Although off-resonance proton-decoupled spectra contain a great deal of information, the technique has been supplanted by the DEPT (Distortionless Enhancement by Polarization Transfer) experiment.

Proton – coupled 13C-NMR spectra are often difficult to interpret due to large coupling constants and overlaping of signals. For this reason, 13C-NMR spectra are taken with proton–decoupled mode in which C/H ratios is lost.
To provide this information while retaining signal strength, DEPT (Distortionless Enhancement by Polarization Transfer) is developed.
In DEPT experiments, methyl, methylene, and methine protons can be distinguishable. There are several variations on the experiment.
DEPT 90o
DEPT 45o - DEPT 135o
DEPT 45o + DEPT 135o - 0.707DEPT 90o
comparing the DEPT with the BB decoupled spectrum

The types of carbon observed with various of DEPTs.
1. DEPT 45o signals of all protonated carbons
2. DEPT 90o signal of CH groups
3. DEPT 135o negative signal of CH2, positive signal of CH and CH3, and no signal of C with no attached H
Nomally, only two DEPT experiments are sufficient, DEPT 90o and DEPT 135o.
we can distinguish C, CH, CH2 and CH3 because;
         - there is no signal of C with no attached H
CH2 shows negative signal whereas CH and CH3 show positive signal
         - CH carbons absorb at lower field and lower signal intensity than CH3carbons

Example 1: DEPT spectrum of isobutyl acetate

Interpretation :
d (ppm)
type of signal in DEPT
22 (b)
2 CH3
24 (c)
24 (a)
37 (d)
62 (e)
170 (f)
not present
C of  >C=O

Example 2: DEPT spectrum of caryophyllene oxide

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Name: 1,2-dimethoxymethane
From the molecular formula, the compound has "0 degrees of unsaturation" (no double bonds or rings).
C13 Spectrum
The 13C NMR has two peaks, a quartet at  54 (a CH3) and a triplet at  80 (a CH2). Since the molecule has four carbons and only two 13C NMR peaks, there must be symmetry. Both peaks are in the regions where carbons next to electronegative atoms occur (oxygen).

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From the molecular formula, the compound has "3 degrees of unsaturation" (3 double bonds or rings).

: ethyl cyanoacetate
C13 Spectrum
The 13C NMR has 5 peaks, a quartet at  14 (a CH3), a triplet at  59 (a CH2), another triplet at  22 (another CH2), and two singlets, one at  118 and one at  172. Since the molecule has five carbons and five 13C NMR peaks, there must be no symmetry. The singlet at  172 is in the carbonyl region, most likely an acid or an ester. The CH2 at  59 is in the region where carbons next to electronegative atoms occur (i.e., oxygen) and the CH3 at  14 is a simple terminal methyl, suggesting an -O-CH2CH3 residue. The singlet at  118 would be consistent with a nitrile carbon and the shielded CH2 at  22 suggests that it may be adjacent to the sp-carbon of the nitrile

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C6H10OFrom the molecular formula, the compound has "2 degrees of unsaturation" (2 double bonds or rings).
C13 Spectrum
The 13C NMR has 6 peaks, a quartet at  25 (a CH3), a triplet at  49 (a CH2), another quartet at  17 (another CH3), two doublets (a CH) , one at  124 and one at  131, and one singlet at  207. Since the molecule has six carbons and six 13C NMR peaks, there must be no symmetry. The singlet at  207 is in the carbonyl region, most likely an aldehyde or ketone. The CH3 groups at  17 and 25 are consistent with simple terminal methyl groups, with one slightly shifted by an mildly electronegative group (a carbonyl?). The doublets at  124 and 131 are in the alkene region, suggesting a -CHCH- group. The remaining CH2 group at  49 is probably deshielded by two electronegative groups.

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From the molecular formula, the compound has "5 degrees of unsaturation" (5 double bonds or rings).

C13 Spectrum
The 13C NMR has 6 peaks, a quartet at  27 (a CH3), three doublets (CH groups), at  129, 128 and 133, and two singlets, one at  137 and one at  197. Since the molecule has eight carbons and six 13C NMR peaks, there must some degree of symmetry. The singlet at  197 is in the carbonyl region, most likely an aldehyde or ketone. The CH3 groups at  27 is consistent with a simple terminal methyl group, slightly shifted by an mildly electronegative group (a carbonyl?). The doublets at  129, 128 and 133 and the singlet at 137 are in the aromatic region, suggesting a monosubstituted aromatic group, with symmetry in four of the six carbons.

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C6H8OFrom the molecular formula, the compound has "3 degrees of unsaturation" (3 double bonds or rings).
C13 Spectrum

The 13C NMR has 6 peaks, three triplets (CH2 groups) at  46, 30 and 41, two doublets (CH groups), at  129 and 145, and one singlet at  198. Since the molecule has six carbons and six 13C NMR peaks, there must be no symmetry. The singlet at  198 is in the carbonyl region, most likely an aldehyde or ketone. Two of the three CH2 groups are shifted by electronegative groups, suggesting a X-CH2-CH2-CH2-Y unit. The doublets at  129 and 145 are in the alkene region, suggesting a -CHCH- group. The three degrees of unsaturation suggests that the molecule also has a ring.

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  • Electronegative groups are "deshielding" and tend to move NMR signals from attached carbons further "downfield" (to higher ppm values).
  • The -system of alkenes, aromatic compounds and carbonyls strongly deshield C nuclei and move them "downfield" to higher ppm values.
  • Carbonyl carbons are strongly deshielded and occur at very high ppm values. Within this group, carboxylic acids and esters tend to have the smaller  values, while ketones and aldehydes have values  200.

The 13C chemical shift is dependent both on the presence of electronegative groups and on the steric environment. This is best demonstrated by examining a variety of hexane isomers:

Simple interior (primary and secondary) carbons tend to be in the range  25 - 45. Methyl groups which terminate unbranched alkyl chains, however, are significantly shielded (moved to lower  values), as shown by the examples above ( 14, 14.3 and 8.7). The origin of this effect is thought to be steric compression in the gamma () position due to gauche interactions. This is shown schematically below and the gamma position is marked above in the example for hexane.

The presence of an electronegative atom such as oxygen tends to move the chemical shift of the Œ-carbon down into the region  65 - 90, as shown in the examples below:

Halogens, however, have effects which are difficult to predict and carbons adjacent to halogens tend to have chemical shifts in the  30 - 50 region, as shown below. The effects are not simply additive, however, and multiple substitution can often be shielding (move the signal to lower  values). The nitrile carbon is significantly shielding and adjacent carbons tend to occur in the  20 - 25 region.

Alkene carbons tend to have chemical shifts in the range  110 - 140, as shown in the examples below. Conjugation between alkene centers has little effect, as demonstrated by the two middle structures shown below. Conjugation with an oxygen, however, has a dramatic shielding effect, which is attributed to contributions from the resonance forms shown below.

Alkyne carbons occur in the region  65 -85, and are significantly shielding to the carbons which are immediately adjacent ( 1.5 for the terminal methyl of 2-pentyne).

Carbonyls are the most highly deshielded carbons which are typically encountered. Their intensity is usually weak, since there are no attached hydrogens to contribute to the Nuclear Overhauser Effect enhancement (with the exception of aldehydes). Typical chemical shifts occur in the region  170 - 210 with esters, carboxylic acids and amides at the low end, and simple ketones and aldehydes at the high end of the range.

Aromatic carbons have chemical shifts in the range  120 - 140 and are shifted within this range by the nature of the attached substituent. The multiplicity of aromatic peaks in the non-decoupled spectrum is useful for identifying aromatic substitution patterns.

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