Solvent for extra low-temperature NMR

For the first time at CMR Dr. Benjamin Koeppe has synthsized a mixture of deuterated freon gases (CDF3/CDF2Cl). Liquefied freons may serve as a solvent for extra low-temperature NMR experiments in liquid state (down to 100 K).
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