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Theoretical and experimental investigations of complexation with BF 3 .Et 2 O effects on electronic structures, energies and photophysical properties of Anil and tetraphenyl (hydroxyl) imidazol

Abstract : The novel compounds (E)‐2‐(((4‐hydroxyphenyl)imino)methyl)phenol, Tetraphenyl (hydroxyl) imidazole and their corresponding Boron difluoride complexes were synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic techniques. Density functional theory calculations at B3LYP‐D3/6–311++G (d, p) level of theory were performed for the geometric parameters. The MEP surface studies were used to understand the behavior of molecules in terms of charge transfer and to determine how these molecules interact. We used the GIAO and the B3LYP‐D3 with a 6–311++ G (d, p) basis set to simulate the (1H‐NMR and 19F‐NMR) and the IR spectra, respectively. The corresponding calculated results are in good agreement with the experimental data. The stability of the molecule arising from hyperconjugation interaction and charge delocalization were analyzed using NBO analysis. FMOs revealed the occurrence of charge transfer within the molecule. The complexation using BF3.Et2O was also found to have remarkable effects on the electrochemical properties of the studied molecules, where (b) and (d) present lower chemical stability, higher reactivity and higher polarizability than (a) and (c), respectively. Moreover, the energy gap of (a) and (c) decreased after complexation using BF3.Et2O, indicating the reliability of the electrochemical evaluation of LUMO and HOMO energy levels. These values are the factors explaining the possible charge transfer interaction within the molecule. The absorption and emission spectra of the model compound were also simulated and compared to experimental observations in the DMF solvent. The results of DFT calculations supported the structural and spectroscopic data and confirmed the structure modification of frontier molecular orbitals for BF2 complexes as well as tunable potentials and energy levels.
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Marwa Chaabene, Soumaya Agren, Abdul-Rahman Allouche, Mohamed Lahcinie, Rafik Ben Chaabane, et al.. Theoretical and experimental investigations of complexation with BF 3 .Et 2 O effects on electronic structures, energies and photophysical properties of Anil and tetraphenyl (hydroxyl) imidazol. Applied Organometallic Chemistry, Wiley-Blackwell, 2019, 33 (11), ⟨10.1002/aoc.5218⟩. ⟨hal-02368405⟩

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