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Logic Puzzle #13: Extra Correlations on the HSQC Spectrum

A 1H-13C HSQC is frequently used to assist in assigning a carbon as CH, CH2 or CH3 (additional blog here). The purpose of this puzzle is to examine a non-standard assignment.

The 1H-13C HSQC below shows 2 correlations for each carbon at 121 and 134 ppm. Given also the information on the 1H integrals on the F2 axis, are the carbons at 121 and 134 ppm really CH2’s?