EPR of [N(CH3)3]+ and [SnX6]su3- (X = Cl,Br) in irradiated [NH(CH3)3]2SnX6 crystals

Jiang-Tsu Yu, Lou Ssu-Hao, Jeng Yng-Huey, Wu Ching-Jiun

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The radical [N(CH3)3]+ has been detected at room temperature by electron paramagnetic (EPR) in γ-irradiated [NH(CH3)3]2 SnCl6 crystals. The EPR spectrum of this radical can be analysed by assuming that the three methyl groups execute rapid rotations, while the radical as a whole remains fixed in orientation in the cubic crystal lattice. [SnX6]3- (X = Cl, Br) radicals have been detected by EPR at liquid-nitrogen temperatures in γ- or u.v.-irradiated [NH(CH3)3]2SnX6 crystals. These octahedral [SnX6]3- complexes could be statically-distorted Jahn-Teller species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-64
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1


  • EPR
  • free radicals
  • uv-irradiation
  • γ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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