X-ray and DFT Investigation of (E)-4-bromo-5-methoxy-2-((o-tolylimino)methyl)phenol Compound
(E)-4-bromo-5-methoxy-2-((o-tolylimino)methyl)phenol was investigated by experimental and theoretical methodologies. The solid state molecular structure was determined by X-ray diffraction method. All theoretical calculations were performed by density functional theory (DFT) method by using B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) basis set. The titled compound showed the preference of enol form, as supported by X-ray diffraction method. The geometric and molecular properties were compaired for both enol-imine and keto-amine forms for title compound. Stability of the molecule arises from hyperconjugative interactions, charge delocalization and intramolecular hydrogen bond has been analyzed using natural bond orbital (NBO) analysis. Mulliken population method and natural population analysis (NPA) have been studied. Also, condensed Fukui function and relative nucleophilicity indices calculated from charges obtained with orbital charge calculation methods (NPA). Molecular electrostatic potential (MEP) and non linear optical (NLO) properties are also examined.
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