A NMR method to probe the nature of liquid clathrates

Laura M. Barden, Elizabeth A. Babaian, A. Dean Sherry, Duane C. Hrncir

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The liquid clathrate formed from [N(CH3)4][Al2(CH3)6I] and benzene has been studied using 200 MHz1H FT-NMR. Two resonances, corresponding to the free and guest benzene are observed. The1H spin lattice relaxation times, T1, for these molecules were measured and found to be distinctly different. The guest benzene protons relax nearly four times faster than the free molecules which is consistent with a more ordered structure of the benzene molecules within the clathrate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-431
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Inclusion Phenomena
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1986


  • Liquid clathrate
  • NMR
  • aluminium alkyl

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Chemistry(all)


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