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Muon spin rotation spectra of muoniated radicals of the enediyne compounds (E)- and (Z)-RCCCHCHCCR where R = -CH2CH2CH2CH3 are reported and the temperature variation of these spectra from 250 to 400 K investigated. All primary radicals expected were observed and assigned using ab initio DFT calculations. The properties of a six membered secondary radical likely to be formed by the cyclization of the muoniated Z-isomer were estimated using an ab initio DFT calculation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1860-1866
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of Physical Chemistry A
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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