Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2016, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (3): 624-630.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201512291

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Effect of Supra-Molecular Interaction on the Intramolecular Proton Transfer of 2-(2-Aminophenyl)benzothiazole

Jun-Feng XIANG,Ping-Gui YI*(),Zhi-Yong REN,Xian-Yong YU,Jian CHEN,Wu LIU,Tao-Mei LI   

  • Received:2015-08-28 Published:2016-03-04
  • Contact: Ping-Gui YI
  • Supported by:
    the National Natural Science Foundation of China(21172066, 20971041);Hunan University of Technology Team Projects , China(湘教通[2012]318)


The excited-state intramolecular proton transfer of 2-(2-aminophenyl)benzothiazole (APBT) in different environments was detected by steady-state and transient fluorescence spectral measurements and quantum chemical calculations. The results showed that the polarity and protonation of the solution strongly affect the proton transfer of APBT. When APBT and cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]) were mixed with each other, we found that the proton transfer process of APBT was restrained by the formation of a complex with a stoichiometric ratio of 1 : 1. The association constant and thermodynamic parameters of this complex were calculated. 1H NMR spectroscopy and quantum chemical calculation data indicated that a 1 : 1 APBT@CB[7] complex of the amine or imine tautomer of APBT formed.

Key words: Proton transfer, Cucurbit[7]uril, Polarizable continuum model, Thermodynamics, Host-guest chemistry


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