Electronic influences on 3J(C,H) coupling constants via -S-, -S(O)- and -SO2-: Their determination, calculation and comparison of detection methods

Matthias Heydenreich, Andreas Koch, József Kovács, Gábor Tóth, Erich Kleinpeter

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3J(C,H) coupling constants via a sulfur atom in two series of compounds, both including a sulfide, a sulfoxide and a sulfone, were detected experimentally and calculated by quantum mechanical methods. In the first series (1-3) the coupling between a hydrogen, bonded to an sp3 carbon, and an sp2 carbon is treated; the second series (4-6) deals with the coupling between a hydrogen, bonded to an sp3 carbon, and an sp 3 carbon. Different pulse sequences (broadband HMBC, SelJres, 1D HSQMBC, J-HMBC-2, selective J-resolved long-range experiment and IMPEACH-MBC) proved to be useful in determining the long-range 3J(C,H) coupling constants. However, the dynamic behaviour of two of the compounds (4 and 6) led to weighted averages of the two coupling constants expected (concerning equatorial and axial positions of the corresponding hydrogens). DFT calculations proved to be useful to calculate not only the 3J(C,H) coupling constants but also the different contributions of FC, PSO, DSO and SD terms; the calculation of the Fermi contact term (FC) was found to be sufficient for the correct estimation of 3J(C,H) coupling constants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)667-670
Number of pages4
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2004



  • DFT calculation
  • J(C,H) coupling constants
  • NMR
  • Sulfides
  • Sulfones
  • Sulfoxides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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