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Q-Band EPR Spectroscopy of Photogenerated Quartet State Organic Nitreno Radicals

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posted on 2011-05-19, 00:00 authored by Tamara L. Allen, Paul M. Lahti
Q-band 34 GHz EPR spectra are reported for quartet state 2-(para-nitrenophenyl)-4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazole-3-oxide-1-oxyl and 3-(para-nitrenophenyl)-1,5,6-triphenylverdazyl reactive intermediates generated from the corresponding azido precursors under frozen matrix photochemical conditions, in situ in a Q-band resonator. Comparison of the Q-band spectra to those generated under conventional X-band (9–10 GHz) conditions shows the much superior resolution of transitions in the g > 2 region of the former. Spectral transitions assigned by line shape simulation yield the zero field splittings for the nitreno-radical species.