Neon and argon matrix ESR and theoretical studies of the 12CH3Cd, 12CD3Cd, 13CH3Cd, 12CH3111Cd, and 12CH3113Cd radicals
Karakyriakos, E.; Davis, J. R.; Wilson, C. J.; Yates, S. A.; McKinley, A. J.; Knight, L. B.; Babb, R. M.; Tyler, D. J. Neon and argon matrix ESR and theoretical studies of the 12CH3Cd, 12CD3Cd, 13CH3Cd, 12CH3111Cd, and 12CH3113Cd radicals. J. Chem. Phys. 1999, 110, 3398-3398.
Electron spin resonance(ESR) studies are reported for the first time on the various isotopomers of the CH 3 Cd radical isolated in neon and argon matrices. The radicals were generated in neon matrices by the reaction of laser-ablated cadmium metal and various methyl precursors, and in argon matrices by x-irradiation. The neon matrix values measured were g -Š¥ =1.9491(1), A -Š¥ ( H)=17.0(1)-€ŠMHz ,-€ŠA -Š¥ ( D)=2.6(1)-€ŠMHz ,-€ŠA -Š¥ ( 13 C)=163(3)-€ŠMHz , and A -Š¥ ( 111 Cd)=-ˆ’3083(3)-€ŠMHz , and estimates were derived for A -ˆ¥ ( 13 C)=230(50)-€ŠMHz and A -ˆ¥ ( 111 Cd)=-ˆ’3486(5)-€ŠMHz . The argon matrix values measured were g -Š¥ =1.952(1), A -Š¥ ( H)=16(1)-€ŠMHz and A -Š¥ ( 111 Cd)=-ˆ’3301(3)-€ŠMHz , and an estimate was derived for A -ˆ¥ ( 111 Cd)=-ˆ’3704(5)-€ŠMHz . The ESR experimental A dip ( 111 Cd ) values for the neon and the argon matrices agree with the reported gas-phase value J. Chem. Phys. 101, 6396 (1994)]. The matrix ESR A iso ( 111 Cd ) values show small shifts compared with the gas-phase results (5% greater for the neon matrix and 12% greater for the argon matrix). At 4.3 K in the neon matrices, additional ESR lines assigned to tunneling phenomena were observed. The radical geometry obtained from ab initio calculations was consistent with that reported from the various experimental results. Multireference single and double excitation configuration interaction (MRSDCI) calculations of the hyperfine interactions gave values that were consistently below the experimental values of A iso and A dip for 111 Cd , H, and 13 C . MRSDCI calculations for the CdH radical showed an analogous trend.
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