The α1-scale of solvent hydrogen-bond donor (hbd) acidities in dmso-water mixed solvents

Ping C. Liu, Shmaryahu Hoz, Erwin Buncel

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The method cf solvatochromic comparisons of UV-VIS spectral data is employed to determine the α1 values of solvent ability to donate a proton to a solute (type-A hydrogen bonding) for a series of binary DMSO-water mixed solvents. The magnitudes of enhanced solvatochromic shifts in hydrogenbond donor (HBD) solvents are determined by using 2,6-diphenyl-4-(2,4,6-triphenyl-l-pyridino)phenoxide, 2, as the solute (indicator), with the UV-VIS spectral absorption of 4-nitroanisole, 1, as the reference. It is shown that the α1 values of solvent hydrogen-bond acidity decrease with increasing composition of the non-protic solvent DMSO in a series of DMSO-water mixed solvents. The empirical solvent polarity ET(30) and EC parameters for the same series of DMSO-water mixtures have also been obtained in the course of the study and are reported herein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalGazzetta Chimica Italiana
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996


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