Solid state nuclear magnetic resonance

13C-14N REAPDOR and 13C-2D theta-REDOR NMR on a blend of tri-p-tolylamine and bisphenol-A-polycarbonate.

PMID 10811424


Solid-state NMR experiments are performed on amorphous blends of tri-p-tolylamine (TTA) and polycarbonate. Amines that are similar to TTA are blended with polycarbonates and used as photoconducting components in xerography. Because of its simple molecular structure, TTA is a charge-transporting molecule that is used as a model to understand charge transport in photoconducting materials. Charge transfer between amine molecules must depend on the separation and relative orientation between amine molecules. However, little information is known about the structural relationship between the amine molecules and the polymer host, presumably because of the difficulties associated with characterizing amorphous materials. We report the results of 13C-14N rotational-echo, adiabatic-passage, double-resonance (REAPDOR) and 13C-2D theta-rotational-echo, double-resonance (theta-REDOR) magic-angle spinning NMR experiments on a TTA/polycarbonate blend. The experiments provide information about the organization of TTA relative to polycarbonate.