It is now more than 20 years since the book "Radical Ions" edited by Kaiser and Kevan appeared. It contained aspects regarding generation, identification, spin density determination and reactivity of charged molecules with an odd number of electrons. New classes of reactive ion radicals have been detected and characterised since then, most notably cation radicals of saturated organic compounds. Trapping of electrons has been found to occur not only in frozen glasses but also in organic crystals. The structure and reactions of anion radicals of saturated compounds have been clarified during the last 20 years. We have asked leading experts in the field to write separate chapters about cation radicals, anion radicals and trapped electrons as well as more complex systems of biological or technological interest. More attention is paid to recent studies of the ions of saturated compounds than to the older and previously reviewed work on aromatic ions. In the case of trapped electrons full coverage is out of the question, and focus is on recent efforts to characterise the solvation structure in ordered and disordered systems.
I Cation Radicals.- I.1 Electronic Structure, Spectroscopy, and Photochemistry of Organic Radical Cations.- I.2 Infrared and Optical Absorption Spectroscopy of Molecular Ions in Solid Argon.- I.3 Generation and Study of Inorganic Cations in Rare Gas Matrices by Electron Spin Resonance.- I.4 ESR Studies on Cation Radicals of Saturated Hydrocarbons: Structure, Orbital Degeneracy, Dynamics, and Reactions.- I.5 ESR Studies of Radical Cations Cycloalkanes and Saturated Heterocycles.- I.6 Deuterium Labelling Studies of Cation Radicals.- I.7 Radical Cations of Aliphatic Ethers: A Case Study by ESR and Theoretical Analyses.- I.8 Study of Radical Cations by Time-Resolved Magnetic Resonance.- I.9 Radical Cations in Pulse Radiolysis.- I.10 Ion Pairs in Liquids.- II Anion Radicals and Trapped Electrons.- II.1 Radical Anions in Disordered Matrices.- II.2 Trapped Anions in Organic Crystals.- II.3 Anion Radicals in Inorganic Crystals.- II.4 Trapped Electrons in Disordered Matrices.- II.5 Trapped Electrons in Crystals.- II.6 The Electron as a Reducing Agent: A Topic of a Novel Anion.- III Complex Systems.- III.1 Radical Ions and Their Reactions in DNA and its Constituents: Contribution of Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy.- III.2 Conducting Polymers.
Series: Topics in Molecular Organization and Engineering
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 31st December 1990
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 1.96