Long-Range Proton Transfer in 7-Hydroxy-Quinoline-Based Azomethine Dyes: A Hidden Reason for the Low Efficiency

In the tautomeric Schiff bases, derived from 7-hydroxyquinoline, two competitive channels are possible upon excitation of the enol tautomer, namely proton transfer (PT) through intramolecular hydrogen bonding to the corresponding keto form and trans–cis isomerization around the azomethine double bond. The former leads to switching, based on twist-assisted excited state intramolecular PT, where the long-range […]

Solvent-Triggered Long-Range Proton Transport in 7-Hydroxyquinoline Using a Sulfonamide Transporter Group

The ability of long-range proton transport by substitution of 7-hydroxyquinoline at the eighth position with sulfonamide and sulfonylhydrazone rotor units to act as a crane-arm has been studied. Different proton transport pathways triggered by different stimuli have been established depending on the structure of the crane-arms. Solvent-driven proton switching from OH to the quinoline nitrogen […]

7-OH quinoline Schiff bases: are they the long awaited tautomeric bistable switches?

Two novel, 7-hydroxyquinoline based, Schiff bases have been synthesized and their spectral properties have been investigated by combined use of optical and NMR spectroscopy and theoretical DFT calculations. The results indicate that 8-((phenylimino)methyl)quinolin-7-ol exists as a mixture of enol and two keto tautomers in solution, while 8-(((pentarfluorophenyl)imino)methyl)quinolin-7-ol is presented as a single enol form. Upon […]

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