Crystal Structure, Spectroscopic Properties and Density Functional Theory Study of (Z)-1-[(2,4-Dimethoxyphenylamino)methylene]naphthalen-2(1H)-one
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The Schiff base (Z)-1-[(2,4-dimethoxyphenylamino)methylene]naphthalen-2(1H)-one was synthesized from the reaction of 2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehyde with 2,4-dimethoxyaniline. The title compound has been characterized by FT-IR, UV-Vis and, X-ray single-crystal techniques. The present X-ray investigation shows that the compound exists in the keto-amine tautomeric form. Molecular geometry and vibrational frequencies of the compound in the ground state have been calculated using the density functional theory (DFT) with 6-311G(d, p) basis set and compared with the experimental data. The calculated results show that the optimized geometry is compatible with the crystal structure and the theoretical vibrational frequencies are in good agreement with the experimental values. Besides, molecular electrostatic potential (MEP), frontier molecular orbital analysis (HOMO-LUMO) and non-linear optical (NLO) properties of the compound were investigated using the same theoretical calculations.