Spectroscopic analysis, DFT studies and surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) of antimicrobial bioactive 4-[(5-tert-butyl)2-hydroxybenzylidene]amino-N-(4,6-dimethylpyrimidin-2-yl)benzenesulfonamide (THPB) have been studied on different silver sols. Intensity and hence enhancement variations are observed for Raman and SERS bands. Observed changes in the ring modes may be due to surface π-electron interactions and presence of this indicated that molecule is inclined with respect to the metal surface. Changes in orientation are seen in SERS spectra depending on concentration. The molecular docking results show that binding affinity and interactions with the receptors may be supporting evidence for further studies in design further THPB pharmaceutical applications. Reactivity properties are obtained from DFT analysis.
DFT, SERS-concentration and solvent dependent and docking studies of a bioactive benzenesulfonamide derivative / Sheena Mary, Y.; Shyma Mary, Y.; Kratky, M.; Vinsova, J.; Baraldi, C.; Gamberini, M. C.. - In: JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE. - ISSN 0022-2860. - 1228:(2021), pp. 1-13. [10.1016/j.molstruc.2020.129680]