Mag. Res. Chem. 51, 203-221 (2013)

DOI: 10.1002/mrc.3926

The structure of azines derived from C-formyl-1H-imidazoles in solution and in the solid state: tautomerism, configurational and conformational studies

The structures of three azines derived from 2-formylimidazole, 4(5)-formylimidazole, and 4(5)-formyl-5(4)-methylimidazole have been determined in solution and in the solid state. Density Functional Theory (DFT) Polarizable Continuum Model (PCM) calculations (geometries, energies, and chemical shifts), NMR [solution and cross polarization magic-angle spinning (CPMAS)], and X-ray crystallography [azine of 4(5)-formylimidazole] have been used. The configuration around the central C = N bonds has been determined and some insights about prototropic tautomerism and conformation have been gained.