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.

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)