Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 33(1), 83 (2017).

Evaluation of Structural Isomers, Molecular Interactions, Reactivity Descriptors, and Vibrational Analysis of Tretinoin
T. KARTHICK, Poonam TANDON, and Swapnil SINGH
Department of Physics, University of Lucknow, Lucknow 226 007, India
Tretinoin is known to be a pharmaceutical drug for treating acne vulgaris, keratosis pilaris, and acute promyelocytic leukemia. In order to reveal the possible conformers of tretinoin, the energies of all the conformers through rotational bonds have been evaluated by systematic rotor search analysis. The intramolecular interactions ranging from strong hydrogen bonds to weak van der Waals forces present in tretinoin have been distinguished with the help of electron density mapping and wavefunction analysis. The global reactivity descriptors and Fukui functions of tretinoin have been calculated and discussed. The sites suitable for electrophilic attack and nucleophilic attack have been identified with the help of Hirshfeld partitioning. The vibrational spectroscopic signature of tretinoin and mixed mode band assignments have been elucidated with the help of experimental and simulated spectra.