Laser vaporization generation of B14NH, B15NH, B14ND, B16O, and B17O: Electron-spin-resonance investigation in neon matrices under ultracold trapping conditions
Knight, L. B.; Herlong, J. O.; Kirk, T. J.; Arrington, C. A. Laser vaporization generation of B14NH, B15NH, B14ND, B16O, and B17O: Electron-spin-resonance investigation in neon matrices under ultracold trapping conditions. J. Chem. Phys. 1992, 96, 5604-5604.
Reactive laser vaporization conditions have been employed to generate various isotopic combinations of the new radical species, BNH, for neon matrix electron-€spin-€resonance (ESR) study. The BNH radical was found to have a linear geometry with an X-€‰ 2Î£ electronic ground state, in agreement with a b i n i t i o theoretical calculations, which were conducted as part of this experimental investigation. ESR results for the nuclear hyperfineinteractions (Atensor) indicate that the electronic structure of BNH is quite similar to that of the isoelectronic BO radical. Results of a detailed reinvestigation of the 1 1,1 0B-€‰1 6,1 7O radicals trapped in neon matrices are reported which now show excellent agreement with earlier gas-€phase microwave spectroscopicmeasurements of the dipolar boronhyperfineinteraction. The 1 7O Atensor for BO has been fully resolved for the first time into its isotropic and anisotropic components. A new ultracold neon trapping procedure is described which was used to produce matrix samples of randomly oriented and nonrotating radicals in order to measure the full extent of the dipolar nuclear hyperfineinteraction. The neon matrix magnetic parameters for 1 1B-€‰1 4NH are g -ˆ¥=2.0020(5) and g -Š¥=2.0010(5), A -ˆ¥=1089(1) and A -Š¥=1013(1) MHz for 1 1B, A -ˆ¥=49(1) and A -Š¥=37(1) MHz for 1 4N, and A -ˆ¥=29(1) and A -Š¥=23(1) MHz for H.
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