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1H NMR is the go-to technique to help identify or confirm the structure of organic compounds or those that contain protons. A solution-state proton spectrum is relatively fast to acquire, compared with other nuclei, and a lot of information about the structure of a compound can be deduced from it. With centuries of combined experience in NMR data interpretation, we thought we’d share the basics to help those just starting out with analyzing solution-phase 1H NMR spectra.

In the blog series entitled Distinguishing Impurities, several types of NMR experiments were outlined to offer some insight into what to be on the look out for. Although there is no set guideline in this process, the best advice I may offer is to keep track of all the solvents, be aware of the possibility...