Development and characterization of self-assembled container molecules for triplet dynamic nuclear polarization

Bernd Abel (Leipzig University) / Berthold Kersting (Leipzig University)


Design of more efficient polarizing agents through combining materials science, triplet photochemistry, molecular recognition with nuclear magnetic sensing.


For a rational design of novel polarizing agents, it is prerequisite to understand the underlying molecular mechanisms, and to explore novel applications. One important questions is: can we hyperpolarize water in the liquid state?


Hyperpolarization of H2O would enable many fascinating applications in structural biology and life science with respect to NMR sensing and imaging (MRI).