Studies of quadrupolar and dipolar electric field effects in the NMR spectra of binary mixtures of liquids

T. M. Plantenga, P. C.M. Van Zijl, C. Maclean

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Molecular alignment of binary mixtures, induced by an external electric field, has been studied as a function of mixture composition. The alignment factors were calculated from the quadrupolar splittings in the 2H-NMR spectra. The investigated mixtures were: nitrobenzene/ethylenecarbonate, nitrobenzene/acetonitrile and acetonitrile/benzene. Intermolecular interactions strongly affect alignment. The results are discussed in terms of geometry changes and/or changes in the asymmetry parameters of 2H quadrupole coupling constants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 1982


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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