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Presaturation NMR experiment

Presaturation[1] is a technique of solvent signal suppression, where a long low-power pulse is applied on the solvent resonance before the pulse sequence.

Disadvantages of presaturation are discussed in the article on RAW technique[2].


  1. Hoult, DI. Solvent peak saturation with single phase and quadrature Fourier transformation. J Magn Reson 21(2):337, 1976. BibTeX [presat]
  2. Altieri, AS and Byrd, RA. Randomization approach to water suppression in multidimensional NMR using pulsed field gradients. Journal of Magnetic Resonance, Series B 107(3):260--266, 1995. BibTeX [raw]

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