Hyperpolarized NMR Spectroscopy: d‐DNP, PHIP, and SABRE Techniques

TitleHyperpolarized NMR Spectroscopy: d‐DNP, PHIP, and SABRE Techniques
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsKovtunov K, Pokochueva E, Salnikov O, Cousin S, Kurzbach D, Vuichoud B, Jannin S, Chekmenev E, Goodson B, Barskiy D, Koptyug I
JournalChemistry - An Aisan Journal
Date Published08/2018

The intensity of NMR signals can be enhanced by several orders of magnitude by using various techniques for the hyperpolarization of different molecules. Such approaches can overcome the main sensitivity challenges facing modern NMR/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques, whilst hyperpolarized fluids can also be used in a variety of applications in material science and biomedicine. This Focus Review considers the fundamentals of the preparation of hyperpolarized liquids and gases by using dissolution dynamic nuclear polarization (d‐DNP) and parahydrogen‐based techniques, such as signal amplification by reversible exchange (SABRE) and parahydrogen‐induced polarization (PHIP), in both heterogeneous and homogeneous processes. The various new aspects in the formation and utilization of hyperpolarized fluids, along with the possibility of observing NMR signal enhancement, are described.