InterSpin: Integrated Supportive Webtools for Low- and High-Field NMR Analyses Toward Molecular Complexity

ACS Omega. 2019 Feb 14;4(2):3361-3369. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.8b02714. eCollection 2019 Feb 28.


InterSpin ( comprises integrated, supportive, and freely accessible preprocessing webtools and a database to advance signal assignment in low- and high-field NMR analyses of molecular complexities ranging from small molecules to macromolecules for food, material, and environmental applications. To support handling of the broad spectra obtained from solid-state NMR or low-field benchtop NMR, we have developed and evaluated two preprocessing tools: sensitivity improvement with spectral integration, which enhances the signal-to-noise ratio by spectral integration, and peaks separation, which separates overlapping peaks by several algorithms, such as non-negative sparse coding. In addition, the InterSpin Laboratory Information Management System (SpinLIMS) database stores numerous standard spectra ranging from small molecules to macromolecules in solid and solution states (dissolved in polar/nonpolar solvents), and can be searched under various conditions using the following molecular assignment tools. SpinMacro supports easy assignment of macromolecules in natural mixtures via solid-state 13C peaks and dimethyl sulfoxide-dissolved 1H-13C correlation peaks. InterAnalysis improves the accuracy of molecular assignment by integrated analysis of 1H-13C correlation peaks and 1H-J correlation peaks of small molecules dissolved in D2O or deuterated methanol, which supports easy narrowing down of metabolite candidates. Finally, by enabling database interoperability, SpinLIMS's client software will ultimately support scientific discovery by facilitating sharing and reusing of NMR data.