Vacancies in the molecular crystal of 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzothiazole

Y. Syetov
2021 Journal of Physics and Electronics  
Structure of molecular units is calculated for the periodic model corresponding to the crystal lattice of 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzothiazole with vacancies. 2-(2' -hydroxyphenyl)benzothiazole is a luminescent organic substance undergoing excited state intramolecular proton transfer. The calculations are performed with density-functional based tight-binding methods usding Van der Waals interaction empirical correction. It is found that the dihedral angles formed by benzothiazole and phenol parts
more » ... f the molecules deviate in the vicinity of the vacancy. The vacancy provides enough space for non-planar conformation of the molecules in the ground state. At the same time the increase in energy of the periodic structure with the vacancies caused by appearance of the non-planar conformation is larger than the corresponding increase in the isolated molecule.
doi:10.15421/332113 fatcat:oc267o6zz5e37gx3prfnrhqd7i