Ab initio/DFT electronic structure calculations, spectroscopic studies and normal coordinate analysis of 2-chloro-5-bromopyridine.


FT-IR (4000-400 cm(-1)) and FT-Raman (3500-50 cm(-1)) spectral measurements of solid sample of 2-chloro-5-bromopyridine have been done. Ab initio and DFT calculations have been performed giving energies, optimized structures, harmonic vibrational frequencies, depolarization ratios, IR intensities, Raman activities and atomic displacements. Furthermore, force field calculations have been performed by normal coordinate analysis. A complete assignment of the observed spectra, based on spectral correlations, electronic structure calculations and normal coordinate analysis, has been proposed. The results of the calculations have been used to simulate IR and Raman spectra for the molecule that showed good agreement with the observed spectra. The SQM method, which implies multiple scaling of the DFT force fields, has been shown superior to the uniform scaling approach. The energy and oscillator strength calculated by Time-dependent DFT results are in good agreement with the experimental results.


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