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1 UV-VIS SPECTROSCOPY Light interacting with matter as an analytical tool

2 X-ray: core electron excitation UV: valance electronic excitation IR: molecular vibrations Radio waves: Nuclear spin states (in a magnetic field) Electronic Excitation by UV/Vis Spectroscopy :

3 Where in the spectrum are these transitions?

4 Spectroscopic Techniques and Chemistry they Probe UV-visUV-vis regionbonding electrons Atomic AbsorptionUV-vis regionatomic transitions (val. e-) FT-IRIR/Microwavevibrations, rotations RamanIR/UVvibrations FT-NMRRadio wavesnuclear spin states X-Ray SpectroscopyX-raysinner electrons, elemental X-ray CrystallographyX-rays3-D structure

5 Spectroscopic Techniques and Common Uses UV-visUV-vis region Quantitative analysis/Beers Law Atomic AbsorptionUV-vis region Quantitative analysis Beers Law FT-IRIR/MicrowaveFunctional Group Analysis RamanIR/UV Functional Group Analysis/quant FT-NMRRadio wavesStructure determination X-Ray SpectroscopyX-raysElemental Analysis X-ray CrystallographyX-rays3-D structure Anaylysis

6 Different Spectroscopies UV-vis – electronic states of valence e/d- orbital transitions for solvated transition metals Fluorescence – emission of UV/vis by certain molecules FT-IR – vibrational transitions of molecules FT-NMR – nuclear spin transitions X-Ray Spectroscopy – electronic transitions of core electrons

7 Why should we learn this stuff? After all, nobody solves structures with UV any longer! Many organic molecules have chromophores that absorb UV UV absorbance is about 1000 x easier to detect per mole than NMR Still used in following reactions where the chromophore changes. Useful because timescale is so fast, and sensitivity so high. Kinetics, esp. in biochemistry, enzymology. Most quantitative Analytical chemistry in organic chemistry is conducted using HPLC with UV detectors One wavelength may not be the best for all compound in a mixture. Affects quantitative interpretation of HPLC peak heights

8 Uses for UV, continued Knowing UV can help you know when to be skeptical of quant results. Need to calibrate response factors Assessing purity of a major peak in HPLC is improved by diode array data, taking UV spectra at time points across a peak. Any differences could suggest a unresolved component. Peak Homogeneity is key for purity analysis. Sensitivity makes HPLC sensitive e.g. validation of cleaning procedure for a production vessel But you would need to know what compounds could and could not be detected by UV detector! (Structure!!!) One of the best ways for identifying the presence of acidic or basic groups, due to big shifts in for a chromophore containing a phenol, carboxylic acid, etc. bathochromic shift hypsochromic shift

9 The UV Absorption process * and * transitions: high-energy, accessible in vacuum UV ( max <150 nm). Not usually observed in molecular UV-Vis. n * and * transitions: non-bonding electrons (lone pairs), wavelength ( max ) in the nm region. n * and * transitions: most common transitions observed in organic molecular UV-Vis, observed in compounds with lone pairs and multiple bonds with max = nm. Any of these require that incoming photons match in energy the gap corrresponding to a transition from ground to excited state. Energies correspond to a 1-photon of 300 nm light are ca. 95 kcal/mol

10 What are the nature of these absorptions? Example: * transitions responsible for ethylene UV absorption at ~170 nm calculated with ZINDO semi-empirical excited-states methods (Gaussian 03W): HOMO u bonding molecular orbital LUMO g antibonding molecular orbital h 170nm photon Example for a simple enone π π n π π n π* π π n - *; max =218 =11,000 n- *; max =320 =100

11 How Do UV spectrometers work? Two photomultiplier inputs, differential voltage drives amplifier. Matched quartz cuvettes Sample in solution at ca M. System protects PM tube from stray light D2 lamp-UV Tungsten lamp-Vis Double Beam makes it a difference technique Rotates, to achieve scan

12 Diode Array Detectors Diode array alternative puts grating, array of photosens. Semiconductors after the light goes through the sample. Advantage, speed, sensitivity, The Multiplex advantage Disadvantage, resolution is 1 nm, vs 0.1 nm for normal UV Model from Agilent literature. Imagine replacing cell with a microflow cell for HPLC!

13 Experimental details What compounds show UV spectra? Generally think of any unsaturated compounds as good candidates. Conjugated double bonds are strong absorbers Just heteroatoms are not enough but C=O are reliable Most compounds have end absorbance at lower frequency. Unfortunately solvent cutoffs preclude observation. You will find molar absorbtivities in Lcm/mol, tabulated. Transition metal complexes, inorganics Solvent must be UV grade (great sensitivity to impurities with double bonds) The NIST databases have UV spectra for many compounds

14 An Electronic Spectrum Absorbance Wavelength,, generally in nanometers (nm) UV Visible max with certain extinction Make solution of concentration low enough that A 1 (Ensures Linear Beers law behavior) Even though a dual beam goes through a solvent blank, choose solvents that are UV transparent. Can extract the value if conc. (M) and b (cm) are known UV bands are much broader than the photonic transition event. This is because vibration levels are superimposed on UV.

15 Solvents for UV (showing high energy cutoffs) Water205 CH 3 C N210 C 6 H Ether210 EtOH210 Hexane210 MeOH210 Dioxane220 THF220 CH 2 Cl CHCl CCl benzene280 Acetone300 Various buffers for HPLC, check before using.

16 Organic compounds (many of them) have UV spectra From Skoog and West et al. Ch 14 One thing is clear Uvs can be very non-specific Its hard to interpret except at a cursory level, and to say that the spectrum is consistent with the structure Each band can be a superposition of many transitions Generally we dont assign the particular transitions.

17 An Example--Pulegone Frequently plotted as log of molar extinction So at 240 nm, pulegone has a molar extinction of 7.24 x 10 3 Antilog of 3.86

18 Can we calculate UVs? Semi-empirical (MOPAC) at AM1, then ZINDO for config. interaction level 14 Bandwidth set to 3200 cm -1

19 The orbitals involved Showing atoms whose MOs contribute most to the bands

20 The Quantitative Picture Transmittance: T = P/P 0 B(path through sample) P 0 (power in) P (power out) Absorbance: A = -log 10 T = log 10 P 0 /P The Beer-Lambert Law (a.k.a. Beers Law): A = bc Where the absorbance A has no units, since A = log 10 P 0 / P is the molar absorbtivity with units of L mol -1 cm -1 b is the path length of the sample in cm c is the concentration of the compound in solution, expressed in mol L -1 (or M, molarity)

21 Beer-Lambert Law Linear absorbance with increased concentration--directly proportional Makes UV useful for quantitative analysis and in HPLC detectors Above a certain concentration the linearity curves down, loses direct proportionality--Due to molecular associations at higher concentrations. Must demonstrate linearity in validating response in an analytical procedure.

22 Quantitative Spectroscopy Beers Law A l1 = e l1 bc e is molar absorptivity (unique for a given compound at l 1 ) b is path length c concentration

23 Beers Law A = -logT = log(P 0 /P) = ebc T = P solution /P solvent = P/P 0 Works for monochromatic light Compound x has a unique e at different wavelengths cuvette source slit detector

24 Characteristics of Beers Law Plots One wavelength Good plots have a range of absorbances from to Absorbances over are not that valid and should be avoided 2 orders of magnitude

25 Standard Practice Prepare standards of known concentration Measure absorbance at max Plot A vs. concentration Obtain slope Use slope (and intercept) to determine the concentration of the analyte in the unknown

26 Typical Beers Law Plot

27 UV-Vis Spectroscopy UV- organic molecules –Outer electron bonding transitions –conjugation Visible – metal/ligands in solution –d-orbital transitions Instrumentation

28 Characteristics of UV-Vis spectra of Organic Molecules Absorb mostly in UV unless highly conjugated Spectra are broad, usually to broad for qualitative identification purposes Excellent for quantitative Beers Law- type analyses The most common detector for an HPLC

29 Molecules have quantized energy levels: ex. electronic energy levels. energy hv energy } = hv Q: Where do these quantized energy levels come from? A: The electronic configurations associated with bonding. Each electronic energy level (configuration) has associated with it the many vibrational energy levels we examined with IR.

30 Broad spectra Overlapping vibrational and rotational peaks Solvent effects

31 Molecular Orbital Theory Fig 18-10

32 2s 2p n

33 max = 135 nm (a high energy transition) Absorptions having max < 200 nm are difficult to observe because everything (including quartz glass and air) absorbs in this spectral region. Ethane

34 Example: ethylene absorbs at longer wavelengths: max = 165 nm = 10,000 = hv =hc/

35 The n to pi* transition is at even lower wavelengths but is not as strong as pi to pi* transitions. It is said to be forbidden. Example: Acetone: n max = 188 nm ; = 1860 n max = 279 nm ; = 15

36 135 nm 165 nm n 183 nmweak 150 nm n 188 nm n 279 nmweak A 180 nm 279 nm

37 Conjugated systems: Preferred transition is between Highest Occupied Molecular Orbital (HOMO) and Lowest Unoccupied Molecular Orbital (LUMO). Note: Additional conjugation (double bonds) lowers the HOMO- LUMO energy gap: Example: 1,3 butadiene: max = 217 nm ; = 21,000 1,3,5-hexatriene max = 258 nm ; = 35,000

38 Similar structures have similar UV spectra: max = 238, 305 nm max = 240, 311 nm max = 173, 192 nm

39 max = (8) + 11*( *11) = 476 nm max (Actual) = 474.

40 Polyenes, and Unsaturated Carbonyl groups; an Empirical triumph R.B. Woodward, L.F. Fieser and others Predict max for π * in extended conjugation systems to within ca. 2-3 nm. Homoannular, base 253 nm heteroannular, base 214 nm Acyclic, base 217 nm Attached groupincrement, nm Extend conjugation+30 Addn exocyclic DB+5 Alkyl+5 O-Acyl 0 S-alkyl+30 O-alkyl+6 NR2+60 Cl, Br+5

41 Similar for Enones x X=H 207 X=R 215 X=OH 193 X=OR Base Values, add these increments… Extnd C=C+30 Add exocyclic C=C +5 Homoannular diene+39 alkyl OH OAcyl+6 O-alkyl NR 2 S-alkyl Cl/Br+15/+25+12/+30 With solvent correction of….. Water +8 EtOH 0 CHCl 3 -1 Dioxane -5 Et2O -7 Hydrcrbn -11

42 Some Worked Examples Base value217 2 x alkyl subst. 10 exo DB 5 total232 Obs.237 Base value214 3 x alkyl subst. 15 exo DB 5 total234 Obs.235 Base value215 2 ß alkyl subst. 24 total239 Obs.237

43 Distinguish Isomers! Base value214 4 x alkyl subst. 20 exo DB 5 total239 Obs.238 Base value253 4 x alkyl subst. 20 total273 Obs.273

44 Generally, extending conjugation leads to red shift particle in a box QM theory; bigger box Substituents attached to a chromophore that cause a red shift are called auxochromes Strain has an effect… max

45 Interpretation of UV-Visible Spectra Transition metal complexes; d, f electrons. Lanthanide complexes – sharp lines caused by screening of the f electrons by other orbitals One advantage of this is the use of holmium oxide filters (sharp lines) for wavelength calibration of UV spectrometers. See Shriver et al. Inorganic Chemistry, 2 nd Ed. Ch. 14

46 Benzenoid aromatics From Crewes, Rodriguez, Jaspars, Organic Structure Analysis UV of Benzene in heptane Group K band ( ) B band ( ) R band Alkyl208(7800)260(220)-- -OH211(6200)270(1450) -O - 236(9400)287(2600) -OCH 3 217(6400)269(1500) NH 2 230(8600)280(1400) -F204(6200)254(900) -Cl210(7500)257(170) -Br210(7500)257(170) -I207(7000)258/285(610/180) -NH (7500)254(160) -C=CH 2 248(15000)282(740) -C CH 248(17000)278(6500 -C 6 H 6 250(14000) -C(=O)H242(14000)280(1400)328(55) -C(=O)R238(13000)276(800)320(40) -CO 2 H226(9800)272(850) -CO (8700)268(800) -C N 224(13000)271(1000) -NO 2 252(10000)280(1000)330(140)

47 Substituent effects dont really add up Cant tell any thing about substitution geometry Exception to this is when adjacent substituents can interact, e.g hydrogen bonding. E.g the secondary benzene band at 254 shifts to 303 in salicylic acid In p-hydroxybenzoic acid, it is at the phenol or benzoic acid frequency

48 Heterocycles Nitrogen heterocycles are pretty similar to the benzenoid anaologs that are isoelectronic. Can study protonation, complex formation (charge transfer bands)

49 Quantitative analysis Great for non- aqueous titrations Example here gives detn of endpoint for bromcresol green Binding studies Form I to form II Isosbestic points Single clear point, can exclude intermediate state, exclude light scattering and Beers law applies Binding of a lanthanide complex to an oligonucleotide

50 More Complex Electronic Processes Fluorescence: absorption of radiation to an excited state, followed by emission of radiation to a lower state of the same multiplicity Phosphorescence: absorption of radiation to an excited state, followed by emission of radiation to a lower state of different multiplicity Singlet state: spins are paired, no net angular momentum (and no net magnetic field) Triplet state: spins are unpaired, net angular momentum (and net magnetic field)

51 Metal ion transitions Degenerate D-orbitals of naked Co D-orbitals of hydrated Co 2+ Octahedral Configuration E

52 Co 2+ H2OH2O H2OH2O H2OH2O H2OH2O H2OH2O H2OH2O Octahedral Geometry

53 Instrumentation Fixed wavelength instruments Scanning instruments Diode Array Instruments

54 Fixed Wavelength Instrument LED serve as source Pseudo-monochromatic light source No monochrometer necessary/ wavelength selection occurs by turning on the appropriate LED 4 LEDs to choose from photodyode sample beam of light LEDs

55 Scanning Instrument cuvette Tungsten Filament (vis) slit Photomultiplier tube monochromator Deuterium lamp Filament (UV) slit Scanning Instrument

56 sources Tungten lamp ( nm) Deuterium ( nm) Xenon Arc lamps ( nm)

57 Monochromator Braggs law, nl = d(sin i + sin r) Angular dispersion, d r/ d = n / d(cos r) Resolution, R = / nN, resolution is extended by concave mirrors to refocus the divergent beam at the exit slit

58 Sample holder Visible; can be plastic or glass UV; you must use quartz

59 Single beam vs. double beam Source flicker

60 Diode array Instrument cuvette Tungsten Filament (vis) slit Diode array detector 328 individual detectors monochromator Deuterium lamp Filament (UV) slit mirror

61 Advantages/disadvantages Scanning instrument –High spectral resolution (63000), / –Long data acquisition time (several minutes) –Low throughput Diode array –Fast acquisition time (a couple of seconds), compatible with on-line separations –High throughput (no slits) –Low resolution (2 nm)

62 HPLC-UV Mobile phase HPLC Pump syringe 6-port valve Sample loop HPLC column UV detector Solvent waste


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