Theoretical investigation of the EPR hyperfine coupling constants in amino derivatives

Agnieszka Rogowska, Sébastien Kuhl, Raphaël Schneider, Alain Walcarius, Benoît Champagne

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The HFCCs of the radical cations of a series of amines have been determined at different levels of approximation including the CISD, QCISD, and CCSD ab initio correlated methods and density functional theory approaches employing the B3LYP, PBE0, BHandHLYP, TPSS, and BLYP exchange-correlation functionals. Although quantitative differences with respect to experimental data have been noticed, these are mostly systematic within a given class of N and H atoms. As a consequence, these different levels of theory are reliable in most cases to account for the substituent and structure effects on the HFCCs of amines. Linear regression fits have then been performed to reach quantitative agreement between the theoretical and experimental values. This has finally been substantiated by considering the EPR signal of the recently synthesized radical cations of two derivatives of [10-(4-aminophenyl)-9-anthryl]aniline as well as in confirming a recent assignment of the EPR signal of n-propylamine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)828-836
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2007


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