Intramolecular hydrogen bonding in 2-aminoethanol, 3-aminopropanol and 4-aminobutanol

Anne Marie Kelterer*, Michael Ramek

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Two different intramolecular hydrogen-bonds are formed by 2-aminoethanol, 3-aminopropanol and 4-aminobutanol, both of which lead to cyclic conformations. Results based on ab initio self-consistent field (SCF) calculations for the stronger interaction -N⋯H-O-are presented. The influence of ring size on this interaction is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-201
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure : Theochem
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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