A Theoretical Study on Structural, Spectroscopic, Electronic and Nonlinear Optical Properties of 1-[(E)-{[4-(Morpholin-4-Yl)Phenyl]Imino}Methyl]Naphthalen-2-Ol

Gumus H., Tamer O., Avci D., Atalay Y., TARCAN E.

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, vol.46, no.5, pp.471-480, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s13538-016-0432-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.471-480
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Density functional theory calculations on ground state molecular geometry, stable conformers, and vibrational wavenumbers for 1-[(E)-{[4-(morpholin-4-yl)phenyl]imino}methyl]naphthalen-2-ol (MPIMN) molecule were performed by using B3LYP and B3PW91 functionals for the exchange-correlation energy with the 6-311++G(d,p) basis set. The detailed assignments of vibrational wavenumbers were carried out on the basis of potential energy distribution (PED) analysis. Nonlinear optical (NLO) behavior of MPIMN was investigated by the determining of electric dipole moment (mu), polarizability (alpha), and first hyperpolarizability (beta) by using B3LYP and B3PW91 functionals. Stability of the molecule arising from hyperconjugative interactions and charge delocalization was analyzed using natural bond orbital (NBO) analysis. The frontier molecular orbitals (HOMO and LUMO) were simulated, and the obtained relatively small energy gap confirmed that charge transfer occurs within MPIMN. Finally, molecular electrostatic potential (MEP) surface was simulated to demonstrate reactive sites for the title molecule.