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C-H...O hydrogen bonding in 4-phenyl-benzaldehyde: a comprehensive crystallographic, spectroscopic and computational study

Vaz, P.D., Nolasco, M., Fonseca, N., Amado, A.M., da Costa, A.M.A., Felix, V., Drew, M.G.B., Goodfellow, B.J. and Ribeiro-Claro, P.J.A. (2005) C-H...O hydrogen bonding in 4-phenyl-benzaldehyde: a comprehensive crystallographic, spectroscopic and computational study. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 7 (16). pp. 3027-3034. ISSN 1463-9076

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1039/b506834g

Abstract/Summary

The crystal structure of 4-phenyl-benzaldehyde reveals the presence of a dimer linked by the C=O and C( 9)-H groups of adjacent molecules. In the liquid phase, the presence of C-(HO)-O-... bonded forms is revealed by both vibrational and NMR spectroscopy. A Delta H value of - 8.2 +/- 0.5 kJ mol(-1) for the dimerisation equilibrium is established from the temperature-dependent intensities of the bands assigned to the carbonyl-stretching modes. The NMR data suggest the preferential engagement of the C(2,6)-H and C(10/12)/C(11)-H groups as hydrogen bond donors, instead of the C(9)-H group. While ab initio calculations for the isolated dimers are unable to corroborate these NMR results, the radial distribution functions obtained from molecular dynamics simulations show a preference for C(2,6)-H and C(10/12)/C(11)-(HO)-O-... contacts relative to the C(9)-(HO)-O-... ones.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:11692
Uncontrolled Keywords:AB-INITIO CALCULATIONS, VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY, BONDED DIMERS, NMR, BIPHENYL, DERIVATIVES, BEHAVIOR, BARRIER, FIELD

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