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J. Stephen Hartman: Research Interests

Applications of multinuclear high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to inorganic solids, including silicon carbide,  sol-gel-based ceramic materials, and natural and synthetic minerals, with emphasis on impurity and surface effects on spin lattice relaxation.

Synthesis, displacement reactions, and NMR and FAB-MS studies of fluoroboron cations D2BF2+, D2BFCl+, D2BFBr+, and D3BF2+, where D can be various electron pair donor species. Recent studies have emphasized fluoroboron cations with chelating donors, e.g. (DD)BF2+, and have explored the strong preference for five-membered over six-membered chelate ring formation.