Accession Number : ADA182261

Title :   The Spectroscopy and Structure of 2-Hydroxyquinoline.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Nimlos,M. R. ; Kelley,D. F. ; Bernstein,E. R.

Report Date : MAY 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : 2-Hydroxyquinoline (2-H) is known to exist as two tautomeric forms which are nearly equal in energy. These tautomers are referred to as the lactim and lactam (or enol and keto) forms which are interconverted by simple hydrogen atom transfer between the oxygen of the OH group and the ring nitrogen. The spectroscopy of 2HG is of interest because of this tautomerization. Similar proton transfer processes which are important in many biochemical systems may be modeled and elucidated by studying the comparable process in 2HQ: a complete characterization of the dynamics and energetics of tautomerization in 2HQ would therefore not only shed light on the 2HQ system but would serve as a general guide for the understanding of other systems. Keywords: Molecular structure, Hydroxyquinoline.

Descriptors :   *HYDROXYL RADICALS, *QUINOLINES, BIOCHEMISTRY, ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, PROTONS, TRANSFER, ATOMS, HYDROGEN, DYNAMICS, OXYGEN, NITROGEN, RINGS, SPECTROSCOPY

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE