Spectral analysis of acetylcholine halides by density functional theory calculations

Karakaya M., Ucun F.

JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL CHEMISTRY, vol.54, no.2, pp.321-331, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1134/s0022476613020078
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.321-331
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


The optimized molecular structures, vibrational frequencies and H-1 and C-13 NMR chemical shifts of acetylcholine halides (F, Cl, and Br) have been investigated using density functional theory (B3LYP) method with 6-311G(d) basis set. The comparison of their experimental and calculated IR, R and NMR spectra of the compounds has indicated that the spectra of three optimized minimum energy conformers can simultaneously exist in one experimental spectrum. Thus, it was concluded that the compounds simultaneously exist in three conformations in the ground state. The calculated optimized geometric parameters (bond lengths and bond angles), vibrational frequencies and NMR chemical shifts for the minimum energy conformers were seen to be in a good agreement with the corresponding experimental data. All the assignments of the theoretical frequencies were performed by potential energy distributions using VEDA 4 program.