A thermochemistry and kinetic study on the thermal decomposition of ethoxyquinoline and ethoxyisoquinoline
Quantum chemical calculations were used to study the production of ethylene and keto/enol tautomers from ethoxyquinoline (2‐EQ) and ethoxyisoquinoline (1‐EisoQ and 3‐EisoQ) in the gas phase and ethanol at the MP2/6‐311++G(2d,2p)//BMK/6‐31+G(d,p) level. The obtained data indicate that the elimination of ethylene from 1‐EisoQ and 2‐EQ is slightly more favorable than from 3‐EisoQ. Formation of quinolone and isoquinolone (2‐EQO, 1‐EisoQO, and 3‐EisoQO) is kinetically favored compared to their enols. Decomposition of 2‐EQ and 1‐EisoQ to ethylene and keto forms is thermodynamically and kinetically preferable more stable than the corresponding enols. However, the hydroxy form of 3‐EisoQ is more stable than its keto tautomer in the gas phase and ethanol. The enol tautomers cost less energy when formed from their keto forms rather than from the parent ethoxyquinolone and ethoxyisoquinoline.
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Citation : El-Demerdash, S.H., El-Gogary, T.M., El-Nahas, A.M. (2018) A thermochemistry and kinetic study on the thermal decomposition of ethoxyquinoline and ethoxyisoquinoline. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 50(8), pp.604-611.
ISSN : 0538-8066
Peer Reviewed : Yes