Journal of Applied Spectroscopy

, Volume 77, Issue 4, pp 468–478

Analysis of vibrational, structural, and electronic properties of rivastigmine by density functional theory

  • O. Prasad
  • L. Sinha
  • N. Misra
  • V. Narayan
  • N. Kumar
  • A. Kumar
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10812-010-9355-z

Cite this article as:
Prasad, O., Sinha, L., Misra, N. et al. J Appl Spectrosc (2010) 77: 468. doi:10.1007/s10812-010-9355-z

The present work deals with the structural, electronic, and vibrational analysis of rivastigmine. Rivastigmine, an antidementia medicament, is credited with significant therapeutic effects on the cognitive, functional, and behavioural problems that are commonly associated with Alzheimer’s dementia. For rivastigmine, a number of minimum energy conformations are possible. The geometry of twelve possible conformers has been analyzed and the most stable conformer was further optimized at a higher basis set. The electronic properties and vibrational frequencies were then calculated using a density functional theory at the B3LYP level with the 6-311+G(d, p) basis set. The different molecular surfaces have also been drawn to understand the activity of the molecule. A narrower frontier orbital energy gap in rivastigmine makes it softer and more reactive than water and dimethylfuran. The calculated value of the dipole moment is 2.58 debye.

Keywords

normal modesfrontier orbital energymolecular electrostatic potential surface

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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Prasad
    • 1
  • L. Sinha
    • 1
  • N. Misra
    • 1
  • V. Narayan
    • 1
  • N. Kumar
    • 1
  • A. Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of LucknowLucknowIndia