1H- and 13C-NMR as tools to study aluminium coordination chemistry - Aqueous A1(III)-citrate complexes

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Based on the use thermodynamic and solid state structure data, 1H- and 13C-NMR is a very useful tool to understand the conformational and dynamic behavior of complexes containing organic ligands in solution. In this paper we describe shortly the possibilities of the assignation of the spectra by means of modern NMR techniques. From the assigned spectra the scalar and dipolar couplings make it possible to determine the orientation of the ligand around the metal ion and the distances between hydrogen atoms in space. Aluminium-citrate complexes are reviewed as examples. It is shown that with the armory of correlation NMR spectroscopy unique insight can be obtained in the behavior of Al-citrate species even if oligomers are present in the solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-186
Number of pages12
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 3 2002


  • A1(III)-citrate complexes
  • Aluminium coordination
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • Solution structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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