Acyl-pyrazolones exist in four different tautomeric forms (two keto and two enol) in crystal structures. Routine crystal structure refinements using an independent atom model and routine isolated-molecule calculations fail in locating the mobile hydrogen atoms accurately in 22 investigated acyl-pyrazolone examples. However, a combination of both within the framework of quantum crystallography represented by the method of Hirshfeld atom refinement accurately locates the mobile hydrogen atom in a resonance-assisted hydrogen bond of title compound 3, a novel photolysis product. The impact of the hydrogen atom position on the resonance system of the non-hydrogen framework of the various tautomers is discussed, and the importance of intermolecular interactions for the positioning of the hydrogen atom is highlighted.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Structural Chemistry: computational and experimental studies of chemical and biological systems|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2017|