GOMEZ ZAVAGLIA Andrea
Structure and UV-induced Photochemistry of 2-Furaldehyde dimethylhydrazone isolated in rare gas matrices
C. ARAUJO-ANDRADE, B.M. GIULIANO, A. GOMEZ ZAVAGLIA, R. FAUSTO
SPECTROCHIMICA ACTA. PART A, MOLECULAR AND BIOMOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY.
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2012 vol. 97 p. 830 - 837
In this work, a combined matrix isolation FTIR and theoretical DFT(B3LYP)/6-311++G(d,p) study of 2-furaldehyde dimethylhydrazone (2FDH) was performed. According to calculations, two E and two Z conformers exist, the E forms having considerably lower energy than the Z forms. The absence of relevant sterical hindrance between the two substituents around the C@N bond (dimethylamino and 2-furyl) in the E structures and an extended pp electron delocalization in the hydrazone moiety determines the higher stability of these species relatively to the Z structures. In the lowest energy form (E-AG) the OCC@N and C@NNLp (Lp = lone electron pair of amine nitrogen atom) dihedral angles are predicted by the calculations to be 177.2 and 93.7, respectively. The weak (N@C)H O hydrogen bond type interaction (H O distance: 252.2 pm) in form E-AG, together with the absence in this form of the destabilizing interaction between the lone electron pairs of the oxygen and nitrogen atoms existing in E-SG, explains its lower energy in comparison with this latter form. Both E-AG and E-SG conformers could be trapped from room temperature gas phase in low temperature argon and xenon matrices. The high E-SG?E-AG energy barrier (>25 kJ mol1) explains that, upon increasing the temperature of the matrices no conformational isomerization could be observed. After irradiation of 2FDH with UV-light at k > 328 and k > 234 nm, two different photochemistries were observed. Irradiation at lower energy (k > 328 nm) induced the E-AG?E-SG isomerization. Further irradiation at higher energy (k > 234 nm) led to a quick consumption of 2FDH and production of furan and dimethylisocyanide.