ESR study of copper diethyldithiophosphate

Kumari Cowsik, R. ; Srinivasan, R. (1973) ESR study of copper diethyldithiophosphate Journal of Chemical Physics, 59 (10). pp. 5517-5525. ISSN 0021-9606

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ESR investigations are reported in single crystals of copper diethyldithiophosphate, magnetically diluted with the corresponding diamagnetic nickel complex. The spectrum at normal gain shows hyperfine components from 63Cu, 65Cu, and 31P nuclei. At much higher gain, hyperfine interaction from 33S nuclei in the ligand is detected. The spin Hamiltonian parameters relating to copper show tetragonal symmetry. The measured parameters are g=2.085, g=2.025, A63Cu=149.6×10-4 cm-1, A65Cu=160.8×10-4 cm-1, BCu=32.5×10-4 cm-1 and QCu ∞ 5.5×10-4 cm-1. The 31P interaction is isotropic with a coupling constant AP=9.6 ×10-4 cm-1. Angular variation of the 33S lines shows two different hyperfine tensors indicating the presence of two chemically inequivalent Cu S bonds. The experimentally determined hyperfine constants are A1s=34.9×10-4 cm-1, B1s=26.1×10-4 cm-1, A2s=60.4×10-4 cm-1, B2s=55.5×10-4 cm-1. The hyperfine parameters show that the hybridization of the ligand orbitals is very sensitive to the symmetry around the ligand. The g values and Cu hyperfine parameters are not much affected by the distortions occurring in the ligand. The energies of the d-d transitions are determined by optical absorption measurements on Cu diethyldithiophosphate in solution. Using the spin Hamiltonian parameters together with optical absorption results, the MO parameters for the complex are calculated. It is found that in addition to the σ bond, the Π bonds are also strongly covalent.

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