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Site-specific C-13 content by quantitative isotopic C-13 nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry: a pilot inter-laboratory study
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2013 (English)In: Analytica Chimica Acta, ISSN 0003-2670, E-ISSN 1873-4324, Vol. 788, 108-113 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Isotopic C-13 NMR spectrometry, which is able to measure intra-molecular C-13 composition, is of emerging demand because of the new information provided by the C-13 site-specific content of a given molecule. A systematic evaluation of instrumental behaviour is of importance to envisage isotopic C-13 NMR as a routine tool. This paper describes the first collaborative study of intra-molecular C-13 composition by NMR. The main goals of the ring test were to establish intra-and inter-variability of the spectrometer response. Eight instruments with different configuration were retained for the exercise on the basis of a qualification test. Reproducibility at the natural abundance of isotopic C-13 NMR was then assessed on vanillin from three different origins associated with specific delta C-13(i) profiles. The standard deviation was, on average, between 0.9 and 1.2 parts per thousand for intra-variability. The highest standard deviation for inter-variability was 2.1%. This is significantly higher than the internal precision but could be considered good in respect of a first ring test on a new analytical method. The standard deviation of delta C-13(i) in vanillin was not homogeneous over the eight carbons, with no trend either for the carbon position or for the configuration of the spectrometer. However, since the repeatability for each instrument was satisfactory, correction factors for each carbon in vanillin could be calculated to harmonize the results.

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2013. Vol. 788, 108-113 p.
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Collaborative study, Quantitative Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometry, Intra molecular C-13 isotope distribution, Vanillin
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Analytical Chemistry
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-79246DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2013.06.004ISI: 000321497700015OAI: diva2:645758
Available from: 2013-09-05 Created: 2013-08-13 Last updated: 2013-09-05Bibliographically approved

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