Nicholle G A Bell

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Humic substances, the main component of soil organic matter, could form an integral part of green and sustainable solutions to the soil fertility problem. However, their global-scale application is hindered from both scientific and regulatory perspectives by the lack of understanding of the molecular make-up of these chromatographically inseparable mixtures(More)
A simple and robust solvent suppression technique that enables acquisition of high quality 1D 1 H NMR spectra of alcoholic beverages on cryoprobe instruments was developed and applied to acquire NMR spectra of Scotch Whisky. The method uses three channels to suppress signals of water and ethanol, including those of 13 C satellites of ethanol. It is executed(More)
Unravelling structures of molecules contained in complex, chromatographically inseparable mixtures is a challenging task. Due to the number of overlapping resonances in NMR spectra of these mixtures, unambiguous chemical shift correlations attributable to individual molecules cannot be achieved and thus their structure determination is elusive by this(More)
We have developed novel NMR methods for the measurement of heteronuclear residual dipolar couplings (RDCs) in molecules with severely overlapping NMR resonances. These and other methods enabled us to obtain 31 RDCs for α-D-cellobiose and 24 RDCs for β-D-cellobiose. The interpretation of the data in the approximation of a rigid disaccharide structure, using(More)
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