Molecular structure, anharmonic vibrational frequencies and NBO analysis of naphthalene acetic acid by density functional theory calculations
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In this work, we report anharmonic vibrational frequencies, molecular structure, NBO and HOMO, LUMO analysis of naphthalene acetic acid (NAA). The optimized geometric bond lengths and bond angles obtained by computation show good agreement with experimental X-ray data. The computed dimer parameters also show good agreement with experimental data. Anharmonic frequencies of NAA were determined and analyzed by DFT level of theory utilizing 6-311+G(d,p) basis set. Good agreement between the calculated and experimental spectra was obtained. Stability of the molecule arising from hyperconjugative interactions and charge delocalization have been analyzed using natural bond orbital (NBO) analysis. The results show that charge in electron density (ED) in the pi* and sigma* antibonding orbitals and E2 energies. This confirms the occurrence of ICT (Intermolecular Charge Transfer) within the molecule. The calculated HOMO and LUMO energies also show that charge transfer occurs within the molecule. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.