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A novel multinuclear solid state NMR approach for the characterization of kidney stones

Abstract : The spectroscopic study of pathological calcifications (including kidney stones) is extremely rich and helps to improve the understanding of the physical and chemical processes associated with their formation. While FTIR imaging and optical/electron microscopies are routine techniques in hospitals, there has been a dearth of solid state NMR studies introduced into this area of medical research, probably due to the scarcity of this analytical technique in hospital facilities. This work introduces effective multinuclear and multi-dimensional solid state NMR methodologies to study the complex chemical and structural properties characterising kidney stone composition. As a basis for comparison three hydrates (n = 1, 2 and 3) of calcium oxalate are examined along with nine representative kidney stones. The multinuclear MAS NMR approach adopted investigates the 1H, 13C, 31P and 43Ca nuclei, with the 1H and 13C MAS NMR data able to be readily deconvoluted into the constituent elements associated with the different oxalates and organics present. For the first time, the full interpretation of highly resolved 1H NMR spectra is presented for the three hydrates, based on structure and local dynamics. The corresponding 31P MAS NMR data indicates the presence of low-level inorganic phosphate species, however the complexity of these data make the precise identification of the phases difficult to assign. This work provides physicians, urologists and nephrologists with additional avenues of spectroscopic investigation to interrogate this complex medical dilemma that requires real multi technique approaches to generate effective outcomes.
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César Leroy, Laure Bonhomme-Coury, Christel Gervais, Frederik Tielens, Florence Babonneau, et al.. A novel multinuclear solid state NMR approach for the characterization of kidney stones. Magnetic Resonance, Groupement Ampere - Copernicus Publications, 2021, 2 (1), pp.1-13. ⟨10.5194/mr-2-1-2021⟩. ⟨hal-03322334v2⟩



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