Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy

Spectrophotometric and spectroscopic studies of charge transfer complexes of p-toluidine as an electron donor with picric acid as an electron acceptor in different solvents.

PMID 20138576


The charge transfer complexes of the donor p-toluidine with pi-acceptor picric acid have been studied spectrophotometrically in various solvents such as carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, dichloromethane acetone, ethanol, and methanol at room temperature using absorption spectrophotometer. The results indicate that formation of CTC in non-polar solvent is high. The stoichiometry of the complex was found to be 1:1 ratio by straight-line method between donor and acceptor with maximum absorption bands. The data are discussed in terms of formation constant (K(CT)), molar extinction coefficient (epsilon(CT)), standard free energy (DeltaG(o)), oscillator strength (f), transition dipole moment (mu(EN)), resonance energy (R(N)) and ionization potential (I(D)). The results indicate that the formation constant (K(CT)) for the complex was shown to be dependent upon the nature of electron acceptor, donor and polarity of solvents that were used.