Spectrochimica Acta, Part A 2015

T. Kozlecki, P.M. Tolstoy, A. Kwocz, M.A. Vovk, A. Kochel, I. Polowczyka, P.Yu. Tretyakov, A. Filarowski

“Conformational state of β-hydroxynaphthylamides and barriers for the rotation of the amide group”

Spectrochimica Acta, Part A, 2015, accepted

2015 04 20

Three β-hydroxynaphthylamides (morpholine, pyrrolidine and dimethylamine derivatives) have been synthesized and their conformational state was analysed by NMR, X-ray and DFT calculations. In aprotic solution the molecules contain intramolecular OHO hydrogen bonds, which change into intermolecular ones in solid state. The energy barriers for the amide group rotation around the CN bond were estimated from the line shape analysis of 1H and 13C NMR signals. A tentative correlation between the barrier height and the strength of OHO bond was proposed. Calculations of the potential energy profiles for the rotations around CC and CN bonds were done. In case of morpholine derivative experimental indications of additional dynamics: chair-chair ‘ring flip’ in combination with the twisting around CC bond were obtained and confirmed by quantum chemistry calculations.

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