A new isostructural halogenated chalcone with optical properties


Chalcones are organic compounds that present a number of properties. This study presents a comprehensive structural description of a new derivative of a chlorine-substituted chalcone in comparison with a bromine chalcone. Also, supermolecule and sum-over-state approach were used to describe the optical properties of these structures regarding the substitution of the bromine by the chlorine atom. In addition, the electrical properties, dipole moment, linear polarizability, and second IDRI hyperpolarizability were calculated. The linear refractive index and the third-order nonlinear macroscopic susceptibility were evaluated as a function of the applied electric field frequency. Furthermore, the quantum mechanics calculations that were implemented at the M06-2X/6-311++G(d,p) level of the theory for these isostructural chalcones indicate that the change in halogen atoms does not cause meaningful changes in their conformation. Finally, we can postulate that side-to-side and the antiparallel interactions are the interaction forces that drive the crystal growth for new isostructural chalcones. The NLO properties showed title compounds that are good candidates for use as NLO materials.



Isostructural chalcones, X-ray diffraction, NLO properties, Sum-over-state


LUDOVICO, Gabriela S. et al. A new isostructural halogenated chalcone with optical properties. Journal of Molecular Modeling, Berlin, v. 27, e52, 2021. DOI: 10.1007/s00894-021-04673-9. Disponível em: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00894-021-04673-9. Acesso em: 13 set. 2023.