A stable oxoverdazyl free radical: Structural and magnetic characterization

Michael John Plater, Steven Kemp, Eugenio Coronado, Carlos J. Gomez-Garcia, Ross W. Harrington, W. Clegg

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The structure and magnetic properties (susceptibility and ESR) of the stable oxoverdazyl free radical 6-(4-acetamidophenyl)-1,4,5,6-tetrahydro-2,4-dimethyl-1,2,4,5-tetrazin-3(2H)-one are presented. The crystal structure consists of chains of parallel planar molecules running along the b-axis. These chains are formed by dimers with a ring-over-bond overlap and a significant offset between dimers, although with similar inter- and intradimer distances. The susceptibility measurements show that this compound is an S = 1/2 paramagnet with weak antiferromagnetic interactions. The magnetic susceptibility can be very well reproduced with an antiferromagnetic regular chain model with g = 2.012(1) and an intrachain exchange parameter J = - 1.54(1) K = - 1.07(1) cm(-1). Solid-state Q-band ESR spectra confirm the presence of an unpaired electron in the oxoverdazyl radical and the thermal behavior observed in the susceptibility measurements. Solution ESR spectrum show a very complicated spectrum with up to 13 hyperfine lines, some of them further splitted into three or more superhyperfine lines. A very satisfactory simulation of the shape, intensity and position of all the lines in this spectrum could be obtained with hyperfine coupling constants of 6.5 and 5.4 G for the two groups of two equivalent N atoms and 5.3 G for the six H atoms of the two methyl groups bonded to the verdazyl ring. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2433-2438
Number of pages6
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006


  • oxoverdazyl
  • radical
  • antiferromagnetic
  • susceptibility
  • eelectron spin resonance
  • verdazyl radicals
  • weak ferromagnetism
  • crystal structures
  • p-cydov
  • spin
  • derivatives
  • exchange
  • 1,3,5-triphenyl-6-oxoverdazyl
  • 1,3,5-triphenylverdazyl
  • 6-oxoverdazyls


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