Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry

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Editor-in-Chief: Luis Echegoyen

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 37/58 (Chemistry Organic); 98/139 (Chemistry Physical)

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  1. Experimental (FT-IR) and theoretical (DFT) studies on prototropy and H-bond formation for pyrazine-2-amidoxime

    Angelika Głębocka, Ewa D. Raczyńska, Agnieszka Chylewska and Mariusz Makowski

    Article first published online: 4 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3538

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    Structural studies with the use of both experimental and theoretical methods on pyrazine-2-amidoxime (PAOX) were shown and discussed. All possible and stable tautomeric forms [(including, for each tautomer, all possible configurations and conformations (isomers-rotamers)] of PAOX were considered. It was found that PAOX formed the intermolecular hydrogen bond with HMPA. The energy barriers of the transitions from the Z(A1) to E(A7) and A1 to A5 conformations, respectively, were computed. These values confirmed that A1 was also found thermodynamically stable.

  2. Excited-state hydrogen bond strengthening of coumarin 153 in ethanol solvent: a TDDFT study

    Jinmei Xu, Junsheng Chen, Shunle Dong, Aiping Fu, Hongliang Li and Tianshu Chu

    Article first published online: 1 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3537

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    We theoretically investigate the property of the hydrogen bond of C153-EtOH complex in the aspects of the frontier molecular orbital, optimized structures, steady-state absorption and fluorescence spectra, and infrared vibrational spectra. The results suggest that the strengthening of C=O⋯H-O induces a redshift of 7 nm in UV-Vis absorption spectra and energy gap between HOMO and LUMO is deceased in C153-EtOH complex as well as the S1 state of C153-EtOH is a locally excited state.

  3. Kinetics and mechanism of the reaction between 3-methylbenzenediazonium ions and catechol

    Katarzyna Jaszczuk, Anna Dudzik, Sonia Losada-Barreiro, Marta Szymula, Jolanta Narkiewicz-Michalek and Carlos Bravo-Díaz

    Article first published online: 28 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3536

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    The non-zeron, pH dependent, intercepts of the saturation kinetics suggest a mechanism of the type.

  4. Basicity of the polydentate captodative aminoenones. Ab initio, DFT, and FTIR study

    E. V. Kondrashov, L. P. Oznobikhina, T. N. Aksamentova, N. N. Chipanina, A. R. Romanov and A. Yu. Rulev

    Article first published online: 26 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3532

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    Electron donating ability of the oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon atoms of captodative aminoenones was investigated using ab initio and DFT calculations, NBO analysis, and FTIR spectroscopy. The influence of both EWG and double bond substituents on the proton affinity of the basic centers and the orbital interaction energies between heteroatoms and double bonds is discussed.

  5. Properties of AOT reverse micelle interfaces with different polar solvents

    M. Alejandra Luna, N. Mariano Correa, Juana J. Silber, R. Dario Falcone and Fernando Moyano

    Article first published online: 25 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/poc.3535