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Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2013 Apr 15;107:317-25. doi: 10.1016/j.saa.2013.01.050. Epub 2013 Feb 1.

Vibrational spectra, crystal structure, DFT quantum chemical calculations and conformation of the hydrazo-bond in 6-methyl-3-nitro-2-(2-phenylhydrazinyl)pyridine.

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  • 1Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry and Food Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Economics, Wrocław University of Economics, Wrocław, Poland.


The crystal and molecular structures of 6-methyl-3-nitro-2-(2-phenylhydrazinyl)pyridine (6-methyl-3-nitro-2-phenylhydrazopyridine) have been determined by X-ray diffraction and quantum chemical DFT analysis. The crystal is monoclinic, space group C2/c, with Z=8 formula units in the elementary unit cell of dimensions a=16.791(4), b=6.635(2), c=21.704(7)Å, β=100.54(3)°. The molecule consists of two nearly planar pyridine subunits. A conformation of the linking hydrazo-bridge CNHNHC is bend and the dihedral angle between the planes of the phenyl and pyridine rings is 88.2(5)°. The hydrogen bonding of the type NH···N and possibly also CH···O favors a dimer formation in the crystal structure. The dimers are further linked by a NH···O hydrogen bond, so forming a layer parallel to the ab plane. The molecular structure of the studied compound has been determined using the DFT B3LYP/6-311G(2d,2p) approach and compared to that derived from X-ray studies. The IR and Raman wavenumbers have been calculated for the optimized geometry of a possible monomer structural model but the possibility of the dimer formation through the NH···N hydrogen bond has also been considered. The structural and vibrational properties of the intra-molecular NH···O interaction are described.

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