NMR Relaxation Studies of Solid Hexamethylethane and Hexamethyldisilane.
ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA NOYES CHEMICAL LAB
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Pulsed NMR studies in the static and rotating frames of the proton spin-lattice relaxation time were carried out on solid hexamethylethane HME CH33CCCH33 and hexamethyldisilane HMDS CH33SiSiCH33 beteen 77K and the melting point. In the low temperature phase of HMDS, the proton relaxation produced by reorientation of the CH3 group about its three-fold axis C3 rotation is resolved from that produced by reorientation of the molecule about its three-fold axis C3 rotation. In HME the effects of the two types of rotation are combined, and have an apparent activation energy of 3.10 plus or minus 0.15 kcalmole. In the high temperature phase of both solids, self diffusion as well as overall molecular reorientation or tumbling governs the proton relaxation. The properties of these two compounds are discussed briefly in relaxation to the NMR and thermodynamic studies of them. Author
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