The field of zero- to ultralow-field (ZULF) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is currently experiencing rapid growth, owing to progress in optical magnetometry and attractive features of ZULF-NMR such as low hardware cost and excellent spectral resolution achieved under ZULF conditions. In this work, an approach is proposed and demonstrated for simultaneous acquisition of ZULF-NMR spectra of individual 13C-containing isotopomers of chemical compounds in a complex mixture. The method makes use of fast field cycling such that the spin evolution takes place under ZULF conditions, whereas signal detection is performed in a high-field NMR spectrometer. This method has excellent sensitivity, also allowing easy assignment of ZULF-NMR spectra to specific analytes in the mixture. We demonstrate that the spectral information is the same as that given by ZULF-NMR, which makes the method suitable for creating a library of ZULF-NMR spectra of various compounds and their isotopomers. The results of the field-cycling experiments can be presented in a convenient way as 2D-NMR spectra with the direct dimension giving the high-field 13C-NMR spectrum (carrying the chemical-shift information) and the indirect dimension giving the ZULF-NMR spectrum (containing information about proton-carbon J-couplings). Hence, the method can be seen as a variant of heteronuclear J-resolved spectroscopy, one of the first 2D-NMR techniques.
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