Selected radical cations: An e.s.r. study.
thesisposted on 19.11.2015, 08:47 by Jan. Rideout
This thesis is concerned with a process which has become commonly used. Producing radical cations specifically for observation at reduced temperatures within the X-band electron spin resonance spectrometer cavity. Gamma irradiation is used to cause electron addition and electron loss centres in a CCl3F matrix. These damage centres can be passed to solutes by the processes outlined below:- [equation] Various functional groups have been investigated. A variety of groups have been chosen to attempt to show a great many of the effects, which cause a molecule to produce interesting e.s.r. spectra. Effects ranging from the 'solvent adducts' investigated in Chapter 2, to the Breit-Rabi distortions encountered by the cations of dialkyl mercurials. Attempts have also been made to clarify one or two areas of radical cation chemistry which have caused contention in the current literature. Such areas are those outlined in Chapters 3, 4 and 5 with ester groupings and Chapter 7 with oxirane cations.