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Logic Puzzle #7: Almost Missed It … Solution 2

With intense solvent signals present on a spectrum, a smaller signal(s) can easily be missed. If 2D NMR data is available, then this extra information can assist in clarifying whether a small signal(s) is obscured by larger signals.

On the 1H-13C HMBC below, the correlations for CDCl3/CHCl3 (due to 1J coupling responses and more) are more intense in comparison to the weak correlation at approximately 6.9 and 77.3 ppm. In this case, the weak correlation is attributed to a quaternary carbon obscured by a set of intense solvent signals.



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