Determination of relative acidities of some alpha,omega-bis(3-alkyl(aryl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5-on-4-yl)alkanes

Karabocek S., DALMAN O., NOHUT S., TUFEKCI M., SANCAK K., Guner S.

JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIOMEDICAL ANALYSIS, vol.17, no.3, pp.375-378, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The solutions of nine alpha,omega-bis(3-alkyl(aryl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5-on-4-yl) alkanes were titrated with tetrabutylammoniumhydroxide (TBAH) in methanol, using potentiometric method. The half neutralization potentials values were found fbr all cases. Potentiometric titration curves of compounds in methanol with 0.03 M TBAH are similar to those of weak acids obtained in aqueous media with strong bases. Methanol is found to be a suitable medium for the weakly acidic compounds titrated since they are poorly dissolved in other organic solvents. A comparison among the compounds having the same alkyl chains between the two ring systems has shown that basicity increases and acidity decreases as the size of alkyl chains increases. However, the compound with a substituted phenyl group was found to be the most acidic one among the examined compounds indicating that phenyl group donates ring electrons less effectively to the system. This can be attributed to the stability of the benzene ring. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.