NMR Textbooks

Suggested textbooks

Introductory textbooks

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (Primer) - P. Hore. Provides an accessible introduction to the physical principles of liquid state NMR (Oxford only)


Practical application of NMR towards structure elucidation

Essential Practical NMR for Organic Chemistry - S. A. Richards and J. C. Hollerton. Use of NMR for dealing with small organic molecule structural elucidation (Oxford only)

High Resolution NMR Techniques in Organic Chemistry - T. D. W. Claridge. Describes the most important NMR techniques for studying the structure and dynamics of molecules in solution (Oxford only)


Theoretical NMR Textbooks - How do the experiments work?

NMR: The Toolkit. How pulse sequences work (Primer) - P. Hore, J. Jone and S. Wimperis. Provides a concise description of how common NMR experiments work (Oxford only)

Understanding NMR Spectroscopy - J. Keeler. Explains in detail how NMR experiments actually work (Oxford only)

Spin Dynamics: Basics of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance - M. H. Levitt. Provides a more comprehensive introduction to the physical principles and concepts of the subject (Oxford only)


Solid State NMR

Multinuclear Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of Inorganic Materials - K. Mackenzie and M. E. Smith. Covers important developments in Solid State NMR for non specialists (Oxford only)

Solid-State NMR: Basic Principles and Practice - D. C. Apperley, R. K. Harris and P. Hodgkinson.  Sets out the fundamental principles of solid state NMR (Oxford only)


Biomolecular NMR

Protein NMR Spectroscopy: Principles and Practice - J. Cavanagh, N. Skelton, W. Fairbrother, M. Rance and A. Palmer. A comprehensive theoretical treatment of NMR spectroscopy with an extensive exposition of the experimental techniques applicable to proteins and other biological macromolecules in solution (Oxford only)