Theoretical study on the ground state intramolecular proton transfer (IPT) and solvation effect in two Schiff bases formed by 2-aminopyridine with 2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehyde and 2-hydroxy salicylaldehyde

Tezer N., Karakus N.

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR MODELING, cilt.15, ss.223-232, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 15
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00894-008-0397-6
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.223-232


The tautomerization mechanism the isolated and monohydrated forms of two Schiff bases 1 and 2, and the effect of solvation on the proton transfer from enol-imine form to the keto-enamine form have been investigated using the B3LYP hybrid density functional method at the 6-31G** basis set level. The barrier heights for H2O-assisted reactions are significantly lower than that of unassisted tautomerization reaction in the gas phase. Nonspecific solvent effects have also been taken into account by using the continuum model (IPCM) of four different solvent. The tautomerization energies and the potential energy barriers are decreased by increasing solvent polarity.