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Towards reliable references for electron paramagnetic resonance parameters based on quantum chemistry: the case of verdazyl radicals

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Massolle, Anja [1, 2] ; Dresselhaus, Thomas [1, 2] ; Eusterwiemann, Steffen [2] ; Doerenkamp, Carsten [3, 4] ; Eckert, Hellmut [3, 4] ; Studer, Armido [2] ; Neugebauer, Johannes [1, 2]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Westfalische Wilhelms Univ Munster, Ctr Multiscale Theory & Computat, Corrensstr 40, D-48149 Munster - Germany
[2] Westfalische Wilhelms Univ Munster, Inst Organ Chem, Corrensstr 40, D-48149 Munster - Germany
[3] Westfalische Wilhelms Univ Munster, Inst Phys Chem, Corrensstr 28-30, D-48149 Munster - Germany
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis Sao Carlos, Ave Trabalhador Saocarlense 400, BR-13566590 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; v. 20, n. 11, p. 7661-7675, MAR 21 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

We present an efficient and accurate computational procedure to calculate properties measurable by EPR spectroscopy. We simulate a molecular dynamics (MD) trajectory by employing the quantum mechanically derived force field (QMDFF) {[}S. Grimme, J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2014, 10, 4497] and sample the trajectory at different time steps. For each snapshot EPR properties are calculated with a hybrid density functional theory (DFT) method. EPR spectra are simulated based on the averaged results. We applied the strategy to a number of previously published and novel verdazyl radicals, for which we recorded EPR spectra. The resulting simulated spectra are compatible with experiment already before employing an additional fitting step, in contrast to those from single point electronic-structure calculations. After the refinement, the experimental data are excellently reproduced, and the fitted EPR parameters do not deviate much from the calculated ones. This provides confidence in ascribing a direct physical meaning to the refined data in terms of experimental EPR parameters rather than merely considering them as mathematical fit parameters. We also find that couplings to hydrogen nuclei have a significant influence on the spectra of verdazyl radicals. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/06649-0 - New Optical Materials based on Rare-Earth Doped Oxyfluoride Glasses and Ceramics: Structural Studies by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Methods
Grantee:Carsten Doerenkamp
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate