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Physica B: Condensed Matter
We report proton Zeeman relaxation rates R as a function of temperature T at 8.5 and 53 MHz in polycrystalline 1,9-dimethylphenanthrene (1,9-DMP) and l-trideuteriomethyl-9-methylphenanthrene (1, 9-DMP[1-d3]). The data are interpreted using a Davidson-Cole spectral density for intramolecular reorientation and the implications of this are discussed. R vs T−1data for 1,9-DMP[1-d3] are used to determine the parameters that characterize the reorientation of the 9-methyl group. By assuming that the parameters characterizing the dynamics of the 9-methyl group are the same in 1,9-DMP and 1,9-DMP[1-d3], we subtract out the R vs T−1 contribution of the 9-methyl group in 1,9-DMP to determine the parameters that characterize the dynamics of the 1-methyl group. We find that the barrier for reorientation of the 9-methyl group is larger than the barrier for the 1-methyl group and this is discussed in terms of the various contributions to the barrier.
Palmer, Christopher, Alfonso M. Albano, Peter A.Beckmann. 1993. "Dipole-dipole spin relaxation in solids. The unrestricted hopping model and the methyl proton - non-methyl proton interaction." Physica B: Condensed Matter 190.2-3: 267-284.