Molecular docking, spectroscopic studies on 4-[2-(Dipropylamino) ethyl]-1,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one and QSAR study of a group of dopamine agonists by density functional method.


Department of Physics, Arignar Anna Govt. Arts College, Cheyyar 604407, Tamil Nadu, India. Electronic address: [Email]


Density functional theory is one of the most popular accepted computational quantum mechanical techniques used in the analysis of molecular structure and vibrational spectra. Experimental and theoretical investigations of the molecular structure, electronic and vibrational characteristics of 4-[2-(Dipropylamino) ethyl]-1,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one are presented in this work. The title compound was characterized using FT-IR, FT-Raman and UV-Vis spectroscopic techniques. The results were compared with the theoretical calculations obtained using DFT/B3LYP with 6-311++G(d,p) as basis sets and was found to be in good agreement. The complete optimization of the molecular geometry of the title compound was carried out. Further, the vibrational assignments and calculation of potential energy distribution (PED) were reported. NLO has emerged as a key factor in recent researches. Materials showing nonlinear optical properties form the basis of nonlinear optics and development of such materials plays an important role in the present scenario. The current work provides sufficient justification for the title compound to be selected as a good non-linear optical (NLO) candidate. The electronic properties were reported using TD-DFT approach. The HOMO (EHOMO = -5.96 eV), LUMO (ELUMO = -0.80 eV) energies, energy gap and electrophilicity (2.22) was calculated in order to understand the stability, reactivity and bioactivity of the compound under investigation. To comprehend the bonding interactions we have performed the total (TDOS), partial (PDOS) and overlap population or COOP (Crystal Orbital Overlap Population) density of states. The drug likeness values were analyzed to evaluate the potential of the title compound to be an active pharmaceutical component. As a positive proof the paper further explains the molecular docking studies of the said compound. In addition, the stereochemistry of the protein structure was checked using Ramachandran plot. The title compound is a directly acting dopamine D2 agonist. In order to establish relationship between molecular descriptors of compound and its biological activity, QSAR studies have been done within the framework of DFT for 10 dopamine agonist including the title compound. Hence, the research exploration provides requisite information pertaining to the geometry, stability, reactivity and bioactivity of the compound through spectroscopic and quantum chemical methods.


DFT,FT-IR,FT-Raman,Molecular docking,

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