Intramolecular electron spin exchange as a function of temperature, solvent viscosity and polarity has been studied by X-band electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy for two nitroxide biradicals containing mercury-organic groups in the bridge connecting two 1-oxyl-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-3,4-ene-nitroxide rings, R. The temperature dependence of the isotropic hyperfine splitting (hfs) constant a N and the exchange integral value |J/a| of the biradicals were measured from EPR spectra and subsequently analyzed comparing to a N and a Hg hfs constants of ClHgR radical dissolved in the same solvents. In all cases, the interaction of solvent molecules (SM) with >N–O fragments of nitroxide rings led to a slight decrease in a values with increasing temperature. The |J/a| value varied slightly with temperature T changes. The changes of |J/a| are much less comparing to those with variation of the solvent polarity. The interaction between SM and Hg atoms inside the bridge is observed and discussed.
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- Advanced Materials Science
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