- Beyond distance measurements : advancing pulsed x-band electron-electron double resonance spectroscopy (2009)
- This thesis demonstrates the advancement of PELDOR spectroscopy beyond its original design of distance measurements in order to disentangle a maximum amount of information additionally encoded in the PELDOR data. In particular, the successful synthesis of novel polynitroxide radicals is described as well as the extraction of the relative orientation of spin labels, conformational flexibility and the separation of dipolar and exchange coupling via orientation selective PELDOR measurements in combination with PESIM based simulations. Moreover, the method of PELDOR "Spin Counting" was experimentally validated.
- Biphenyl-4,4'-diyl bis(2,2,5,5-tetramethyl-1-oxyl-3-pyrroline-3-carboxylate) (2009)
- In the title compound, C30H34N2O6, the complete molecule is generated by a crystallographic 2/m symmetry operation. The 1-oxyl-3-pyrroline-3-carboxylate group lies on a mirror plane. The dihedral angle between the ring planes of the biphenyl fragment is constrained by symmetry to be zero, resulting in rather short intramolecular H...H contact distances of 2.02 Å. In the crystal, molecules are connected along the a-axis direction by very weak intermolecular methyl-phenyl C-H...[pi] interactions. The C-H bond is not directed to the center of the benzene ring, but mainly to one C atom [C-H...C(x - 1, y, z): H...C = 2.91 Å and C-H...C = 143°]. Key indicators: single-crystal X-ray study; T = 169 K; mean σC–C) = 0.002 Å ; R factor = 0.049; wR factor = 0.126; data-to-parameter ratio = 19.8.