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Orientation of a Water Molecule: Effects on Electronic Nature of the C59N Cage

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posted on 05.04.2017, 21:21 authored by Yoshifumi Hashikawa, Michihisa Murata, Atsushi Wakamiya, Yasujiro Murata
A hydrogen-bonding network is a key impelling force for an assembly in bulk water. The fullerene cage can incarcerate a water molecule without hydrogen-bonding. Herein, we focused on spin system H2O@C59N·. The 1H NMR relaxation time of entrapped H2O was significantly reduced by the paramagnetic effect. Interestingly, the electron affinity and ionization energy were suggested to vary depending on the orientation of entrapped H2O owing to the degree of the partial charge transfer from entrapped H2O to C59N·.