ASAP-HSQC-TOCSY for fast spin system identification and extraction of long-range couplings.


Institut für Organische Chemie and Institut für Biologische Grenzflächen, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Fritz-Haber-Weg 6, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany. Electronic address: [Email]


Based on Ernst-angle-type excitation and Acceleration by Sharing Adjacent Polarization (ASAP), a fast HSQC-TOCSY experiment is introduced. In the approach, the DIPSI-2 isotropic mixing period of the ASAP-HSQC is simply shifted, which provides a TOCSY period without additional application of rf-energy. The ASAP-HSQC-TOCSY allows the acquisition of a conventional 2D in about 30 s. Alternatively, it allows the acquisition of highly carbon-resolved spectra (several Hz digital resolution) on the order of minutes. An ASAP-HSQC-TOCSY-IPAP variant, finally, allows the sign-sensitive extraction of heteronuclear long-range coupling constants from a pair of highly resolved spectra in less than an hour. Pulse sequences, several example spectra, and a discussion of results are given.


ASAP,Fast NMR experiments,HSQC-TOCSY,IPAP,Long-range (1)H-(13)C coupling constants,