Substituent and coupling effects in the IR spectra of arylidenecyclanones

Zoltán Dinya, Albert Lévai, Judit B. Schág, Gabriella Pócsfalvi, Árpád Somogyi, Vilmos Galamb

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By studying the IR spectra of arylidenecyclanones possessing exocyclic CC double bonds, a correlation has been found between the wave number and intensity values of the ν CO and ν CC vibrations and the substituent constants. Transmissive factors of the CC double bond have been calculated and these indicated that the most pronounced conjugation occurs in the case of the indanones and the smallest for 1-thiochromanones. It has also been established that the substituent effect transmitted by the CC double bond is mainly of a resonant character. Coupling of the ν CO and ν CC vibrations has been studied by the method of Taylor and Smith. It has been concluded that in the case of arylidene-indanones possessing strong coupling, of the two intense bands between 1600 and 1800 cm-1 the one found at higher wave number is a result of an out-of-phase (νas) coupling of the ν CO and ν CC vibrations while the other originates from an in-phase (νs) coupling. Coupling was less in the case of the other compounds investigated. Our studies prove that for the evaluation of the substituent effects the coupling phenomena should be taken into consideration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalSpectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular Spectroscopy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1992

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