Synthesis, X-ray Structure, Spectroscopic Properties and DFT Studies of a Novel Schiff Base
AbstractA series of Schiff bases, salicylideneaniline derivatives 1–4, was synthesized under mild conditions and characterized by 1H NMR, HRMS, UV-Vis and fluorescence spectra, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. In solid and aprotic solvents 1–4 exist mainly as E conformers that possess an intramolecular six-membered-ring hydrogen bond. A weak intramolecular C–H×××F hydrogen bond is also observed in fluoro-functionalized Schiff base 4, which generates another S(6) ring motif. The C–H×××F hydrogen bond further stabilizes its structure and leads it to form a planar configuration. Compounds 1–3 exhibit solely a long-wavelength proton-transfer tautomer emission, while dipole-functionalized Schiff base 4 shows remarkable dual emission originated from the excited-state intramolecular charge transfer (ESICT) and excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) states. Furthermore, the geometric structures, frontier molecular orbitals (MOs) and the potential energy curves for 1–4 in the ground and the first singlet excited state were fully rationalized by density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT calculations. View Full-Text
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Chen, K.-Y.; Tsai, H.-Y. Synthesis, X-ray Structure, Spectroscopic Properties and DFT Studies of a Novel Schiff Base. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 18706-18724.
Chen K-Y, Tsai H-Y. Synthesis, X-ray Structure, Spectroscopic Properties and DFT Studies of a Novel Schiff Base. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2014; 15(10):18706-18724.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chen, Kew-Yu; Tsai, Hsing-Yang. 2014. "Synthesis, X-ray Structure, Spectroscopic Properties and DFT Studies of a Novel Schiff Base." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 15, no. 10: 18706-18724.