Experimental and theoretical structural studies on 4-(2-phenylethyl)-5-(2-furyl)-2,4-dihydro-3H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thione


STRUCTURAL CHEMISTRY, vol.19, no.3, pp.391-397, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11224-008-9293-z
  • Title of Journal : STRUCTURAL CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.391-397


The structural and conformational features of 4-(2-phenylethyl)-5-(2-furyl)-2, 4-dihydro-3H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thione (1a), which can be related to the biological activity, have been investigated by X-ray diffraction and molecular modeling techniques. Ab initio method (RHF/6-31G) and density functional theory (B3LYP/6-31G(D)) have been used to calculate structural parameters, conformations, and relative energy of two tautomeric specious (1a and 1b) of the title compound. The geometry and the conformation of the thione form, 1a, is well reproduced by the DFT (B3LYP/6-31G(D)) method as compared with X-ray structure in which this form is found. The thione form is also predicted to be 14.42 kcal/mol more stable than the thiol form in the gas-phase by the DFT method.