Published:12 May 2015
Over the years number of books, comprehensive reviews and biennial reports have been published on the study of oriented molecules using NMR spectroscopy. The present specialists periodical report provides a short account of the published works, on the NMR spectroscopic investigations of oriented molecules during the biennial period July 2012 to June 2014. The report deviates significantly from the earlier volumes and the topics covered include studies of small molecules oriented in liquid crystals, new aligning media, new NMR techniques, weak ordering in membrane mimicking environment, measurement of residual dipolar couplings in lipids and membranes, quantum computing, synthesis and characterization of new liquid crystal materials, general studies on liquid crystals and the related works. The report gives the salient points of the published works in one or two sentences, most often borrowed directly from the cited papers, which obviously will not be exhaustive and clearly communicative. Readers are thus requested to visit the original cited published papers for getting deeper insights into the very important contributions made by the authors. The literature on the NMR spectroscopy of oriented molecules is vast and it is very likely that many papers might have missed our attention.