Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy

Spectrophotometric and spectroscopic studies of complexation of 8-hydroxyquinoline with pi acceptor metadinitrobenzene in different polar solvents.

PMID 19515606


The complexation of electron donor-acceptor complexes of 8-hydroxyquinoline (8HQ) and metadinitrobenzene (MNB) have been studied spectrophotometrically and thermodynamically in different polar solvent at room temperature. A new absorption band due to charge transfer (CT) transition is observed in the visible region. A new theoretical model has been developed which take into account the interaction between electronic subsystem of 8HQ and MNB. The results indicate the extent of charge transfer complexes (CTCs) formation to be more in less polar solvents. Stoichiometry of the complex was found to be 1:1 by straight line method and (1)H NMR between donor and acceptor at the maximum absorption bands. Ionization potential (I(D)) and resonance energy (R(N)) were determined from the CT transition energy in different solvents. The formation constants of the complexes were determined in different polar solvents from which Delta G degrees formation of the complexes was estimated and also extinction coefficient of the charge transfer complex (CTC) was calculated. Oscillator strength, transition dipole strengths and maximum wavelength of the CTC (lambda(CT)) in various solvents and IR spectra of the CTC have also been discussed. It has been observed that all parameters described above changed with change in polarity and concentration of donor.