Experimental and DFT studies on the vibrational and electronic spectra of 2-(1H-Imidazo [4,5-ƒ][1,10]phenanthrolin-2-yl)phenol Academic Article uri icon


  • The compound 2-(1H-Imidazo [4,5-ƒ][1,10] phenanthrolin-2-yl) phenol (IPP) was synthesized, followed by structure determination by X-ray diffraction, the results of which agree well with the calculated optimized, lowest energy geometrical structure. Vibrational information was obtained by FT-IR and Raman spectroscopy which also agree well with calculations (of harmonic vibration frequencies). The calculations were carried out with density functional theory B3LYP methods using 6-311G(**) and LANL2DZ basis sets. Absorption UV-Vis experiments of IPP in CH3OH solution reveal three maximum peaks at 237.0, 274.0 and 335.0 nm, which are in agreement with calculated electronic transitions using TD-B3LYP/6-311G(**) in CH3OH solution, and agree to a lesser extent with gas-phase calculations.


  • Tang, Tingting
  • Tang, Guodong
  • Kou, ShanShan
  • Zhao, Jianyin
  • Culnane, Lance F
  • Zhang, Yu

publication date

  • 2014