UV/Vis spectroscopic evaluation of 4-nitropyridine N-oxide as a solvatochromic indicator for the hydrogen-bond donor ability of solvents.

The potential of 4-nitropyridine N-oxide to act as a solvatochromic indicator of the hydrogen-bond donor ability of solvents has been evaluated. A linear free-energy relationship has been established that is predominantly dependent on the Kamlet-Taft a parameter of the solvent. In comparison to the previously reported results obtained for pyridine N-oxide, 4-nitropyridine N-oxide possesses a solvatochromic effect that is located in the long wavelength ultraviolet region (A = 330-355 nm) of the spectrum, making it a viable probe for hydrogen-bond donation assessment.

Main Author: Lagalante, Anthony.
Other Authors: Jacobson, Ryan., Bruno, Thomas.
Language: English
Published: 1996
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