Radical Cations of Dithia- and Tetraselenaradialenes with Restricted Delocalization of the Unpaired Electron.

The radical cations of the permethylated dithia[6]radialene 1 and the tetraselena[8]radialene 2 have been investigated by ESR- and ENDOR-spectroscopy. It is shown that in the radical cation of 1 the unpaired electron is delocalized only in one half of the molecule. The magnitude of the (33)S coupling constant suggests a restricted localization within the 2… CONTINUE READING