NMR evidence for the charge transfer from interstitial NO or O2 to molecule C60 in solid C60
National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P.R. China
2 Institute of Chemistry and Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, P.R. China
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Published online: 13 July 2005
Solid C60 was stored in NO and O2 under high pressure, and the molecule NO and O2 were found to diffuse into the octahedral interstitial sites in its fcc crystal lattice. Their 13C NMR MAS spectra composed of a primary resonance at 143.7 ppm, accompanied by several minor peaks shifted downfield respectively. The spectra at various temperatures from 210 to 300 K have been measured, and the chemical shifts of the minor peaks referenced to the primary resonance versus inverse temperature show straight lines. But, the lines do not go through origin, and their intercepts are equal to 0.13 ppm or its multiple. Due to a non-zero intercept at high-temperature limit, we proposed that there is a charge transfer from NO and from O2 to C60. The quantity of the charge transferred has been calculated, that is about 0.065 ( for the elementary charge on an electron).
PACS: 61.48.+c – Fullerenes and fullerene-related materials / 76.60.Cq – Chemical and Knight shifts / 61.72.Ji – Point defects (vacancies, interstitials, color centers, etc.) and defect clusters / 81.40.-z – Treatment of materials and its effects on microstructure and properties
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