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ISRN Spectroscopy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 718050, 18 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/718050
Review Article

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Germanium Compounds

Department of Chemistry, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA

Received 5 August 2012; Accepted 26 August 2012

Academic Editors: J. Spěváček and N. Zanatta

Copyright © 2012 Charles S. Weinert. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The field of NMR spectroscopy is reviewed in this paper, from early developments in the 1950s to present day research. Specific attention is paid to recent investigations, including the observation of fluxional behavior of hypervalent germanium species having five or six attached ligands by 73Ge NMR spectroscopy, the spectral properties of linear and branched oligogermanes that contain single germanium-germanium bonds, and the relatively new field of solid-state germanium-73 NMR.