Although azo dyes containing benzotriazole are of interest as substrates for surface enhanced resonance Raman scattering, SERRS, little is known of their molecular structure due to their poor crystal growth properties. We recently synthesised a highly crystalline dihydroquinoline via an unusual condensation reaction and we report herein that the azo-benzotriazole dye subsequently formed was sufficiently crystalline to allow structural elucidation using synchroton radiation. It was found that this benzotriazole dye exists as the unexpected 6-isomer and the structure of the dihydroquinoline moiety changes markedly on coupling due to increased delocalisation.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2000|
- resonance raman-scattering