Molecular Design, Synthesis, and Electron Spin Resonance Detection of a Ground-State Tridecet (S=6) Hydrocarbon as a Model for 2D Organic Ferro- and Superpara-Magnets

Katsuhiko Furukawa, Takako Matsumura, Yoshio Teki, Takamasa Kinoshita, Takeji Takui, Koichi Itoh

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The electronic and molecular structures of a high-spin carbene oligomer, hexakiscarbene B, having a two-dimensional spin structure were investigated by single-crystal ESR spectroscopy. B was designed on the basis of I-topological symmetry argument, and generated by the photolysis of the corresponding hexakisdiazo precursor A oriented in benzophenone-d10 host Single crystals at 2.3K. The observed ESR spectra from B were well reproduced by an exact diagonalization of the spin Hamiltonian with g=2.003, D= +0.01909 cm-1, E= - 0.00193 cm-1, and S=6, proving B to be in the tridecet (S=6) State. The temperature dependence of the total intensity of the tridecet Signals proved the observed tridecet State to be the ground State. A semiempirical calculation of the fine-structure tensor yielded the most probable molecular conformation of B in the host crystal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-260
Number of pages10
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology. Section A. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 1993
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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