Intact NMR spectroscopy: slow high-resolution magic angle spinning chemical shift imaging†
High-Resolution Magic-Angle Spinning Chemical Shift Imaging (HR-MAS CSI) has recently been explored for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) metabolomics and shows considerable promise in organism research. This is due to its ability to offer a supplemental dimension – spatial metabolic distribution – for profiling. However, HR-MAS CSI suffers from the large centrifugal stress exerted on the sample, which inevitably hinders the metabolic assessment. Herein, a slow sample spinning strategy was implemented and evaluated. The results demonstrate its potential as a highly informative profiling approach for intact specimens, with high quality data and feasibility.