Journal of Spectroscopy

Journal of Spectroscopy / 2010 / Article

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Volume 24 |Article ID 595081 | 17 pages |

Vibrational analysis of boldine hydrochloride using QM/MM approach


A complete vibrational analysis was performed on the molecular structure of boldine hydrochloride using QM/MM method. The equilibrium geometry, harmonic vibrational frequencies and infrared intensities were calculated by QM/MM method with B3LYP/6-31G(d) and universal force field (UFF) combination using ONIOM code. We found the geometry obtained by the QM/MM method to be very accurate, and we can use this rapid method in place of time consuming ab initio methods for large molecules. A detailed interpretation of the infrared spectra of boldine hydrochloride is reported. The scaled theoretical wave numbers are in perfect agreement with the experimental values. The FT-IR spectra of boldine hydrochloride in the region 4000–500 cm–1 were recorded in CsI (solid phase) and in chloroform with concentration 5 and 10 mg/ml.

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