In-depth quantum chemical investigation of electro-optical and charge-transport properties of trans-3-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)-2-(4-nitrophenyl)prop-2-enenitrile

Irfan, Ahmad and Al-Sehemi, Abdullah G. and Muhammad, Shabbir and Chaudhry, Aijaz Rasool and Al-Assiri, Mohammad S. and Jin, Ruifa and Kalam, Abul and Shkir, Mohd and Asiri, Abdullah M. (2015) In-depth quantum chemical investigation of electro-optical and charge-transport properties of trans-3-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)-2-(4-nitrophenyl)prop-2-enenitrile. Comptes Rendus Chimie. ISSN 16310748 (In Press)

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The structural, electro-optical and charge-transport properties of compound trans-3-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)-2-(4-nitrophenyl)prop-2-enenitrile (DMNPN) were studied using quantum chemical methods. The neutral, cation and anion molecular geometries were optimized in the ground state using density functional theory (DFT) at the restricted and unrestricted B3LYP/6-31G** level of theory. The excited state geometries were optimized by applying time-dependent DFT at the TD-B3LYP/6-31G** level of theory. The absorption and fluorescence wavelengths were calculated at the TD-CAM-B3LYP/6-31G** and TD-LC-BLYP/6-31G** levels of theory. The distribution pattern of the charge densities on the highest occupied molecular orbitals (HOMOs) and lowest unoccupied molecular orbitals (LUMOs) are discussed. Intramolecular charge transfer was observed from the dimethoxyphenyl to (nitrophenyl)prop-2-enenitrile moieties. The detailed charge-transport behavior of the DMNPN molecule is investigated based on its ionization potential, electron affinity, hole and electron reorganization energies, hole and electron-transfer integrals, and hole and electron intrinsic mobilities. The total/partial densities of states and structure–property relationship are discussed in detail. The higher computed hole intrinsic mobility than electron intrinsic mobility reveals that DMNPN is an efficient hole-transport material.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemistry
Divisions: College of Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2015 21:27
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2015 21:27

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