Russian Chemical Bulletin

, Volume 67, Issue 10, pp 1851–1856 | Cite as

Molecular complexes and solvation interactions in the reaction of quinone imines with thiols

  • V. T. VarlamovEmail author
  • B. E. Krisyuk
  • V. Yu. Grigorev


This study aims to investigate the role of complexation between reagents and the role of solvation of reagents by solvents in the kinetics of chain reactions of quinone imines with thiols. The thermodynamic characteristics of the complexation of quinone imines with thiophenol in CCl4, chlorobenzene, and ethanol, as well as of the complexation of quinone imines and thiophenol with these solvents were calculated by quantum chemical methods (DFT calculations at the PBE/cc-pVDZ level of theory) and in terms of the additive-multiplicative model. Both approaches give consistent results. The formation of molecular complexes in quinone imine–thiphenol systems is accompanied by a 10–30 kJ mol–1 decrease in enthalpy and has only a slight effect on the reaction mechanism.

Key words

quinone imines thiophenol quantum chemical calculations DFT method PBE/cc-pVDZ additive-multiplicative model hydrogen bonding complexation solvation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. T. Varlamov
    • 1
    Email author
  • B. E. Krisyuk
    • 2
  • V. Yu. Grigorev
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Problems of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Moscow RegionRussian Federation
  2. 2.Institute of Physiologically Active CompoundsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Moscow RegionRussian Federation

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