Tautomerism in salicylidenebenzylamine

Fadhil S. Kamounah, Sawsan H. Shawkat, Salman R. Salman

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The UV spectra of substituted salicylidene benzylamine schiff bases were studied in four solvents. It was found that substituents which increase the electronic effect and not the steric compression effect in these compounds increase the percentage of the keto form. The intensity (i.e. % keto) of the keto band which occurs at > 400 nm in the UV spectra increases in polar solvents.
Original languageEnglish
Article number44
JournalSpectroscopy Letters
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)513-519
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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