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Tunable-frequency Electron Paramagnetic Resonance - a Novel Tool to Investigate High-Spin Transition Metal Complexes
Krzystek, J.; Ozarowski, A.; Trofimenko, S.; Zvyagin, S. A.; Telser, J.;
Although Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) has been a very successful method to investigate transition metal ions in coordination complexes and biomolecules, not all such ions can be subject to conventional EPR investigations even if they are paramagnetic. In particular, high-spin (S >1/2) species pose serious challenges to spectroscopists, and of these, the non-Kramers (integer-spin) ions have been long considered ‘EPR-silent’ at conventional frequencies and fields. We propose a novel EPR-related technique that takes an advantage of tunable sources operating in the sub-THz range of frequencies in conjunction with very high magnetic fields (up to 25 Tesla) to determine accurate intrinsic spin Hamiltonian parameters not only for a variety of non-Kramers transition metal ions (such as Ni2+, Mn3+, and Fe2+) that have traditionally been termed ‘EPR-silent’, but also for those Kramers (half-integer) species that are poorly characterized in their high-spin states, such as Co2+. The obtained parameters can serve to better characterize the electronic structure of the ions in question, in combination with other experimental methods.
  • Advances in Coordination, Bioinorganic and Inorganic Chemistry (2005), 143-158

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