Unraveling the electron spin resonance pattern of nonsymmetric radicals with 30 fluorine atoms: electron spin resonance and vis-near-infrared spectroelectrochemistry of the anion radicals and dianions of C60(CF3)(2n) (2n = 2-10) derivatives and density functional theory-assisted assignment.

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The charged states of C(60)(CF(3))(2n) (2n = 2-10) derivatives have been studied by electron spin resonance (ESR) and vis-near-infrared (NIR) spectroelectrochemistry. The anion radicals and diamagnetic dianions were furthermore described by theoretical calculations. The ESR spectra of anion radicals exhibit complex patterns due to multiple CF(3) groups… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/ja1043775

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