STRUCTURAL STUDIES OF INORGANIC OXIDIZERS
Quarterly rept. no. 3, 1 Jan-Mar 1965
MIDWEST RESEARCH INST KANSAS CITY MO
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It was established that OF2 dissociates photolytically into a paramagnetic species in which there is a hyperfine interaction between the unpaired electron and one fluorine nucleus. The radical was characterized by means of the EPR spectrum, but not identified. However, the characteristics of the spectrum indicate that the radical is OxF., rather than F. . It is highly probable that the same OxF. radical exists in the higher oxygen fluorides and, indeed, may be the basic structural unit for synthesizing OxFy and related compounds. The interaction of the photolytic OF2 species in NF3 liquid solvent results in a destruction of the paramagnetic entity rather than a stabilization. This is further evidence that photolysis of OF2 produces a radical rather than an ion species.
- Inorganic Chemistry