Experimental and theoretical studies on bis(glycine) lithium nitrate (BGLiN): A physico-chemical approach
Good quality and bulk size single crystal (size: 20 x 13 x 8 mm(3)) of bis(glycine) lithium nitrate (BGLiN) was grown by a slow evaporation solution technique from the aqueous solutions at constant temperature i.e. 27 degrees C using synthesized materials. Crystal system and lattice parameters were determined by single crystals as well as powder X-ray diffraction analysis. The lattice parameters of the titled compound are a=10.0223 angstrom, b=5.0343 angstrom, c=17.0510 angstrom, and V=860.312 angstrom(3) and it crystallized in an orthorhombic system with space group Pca2(1) obtained by single crystal XRD. Elemental composition was confirmed by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopic analysis. Optical absorption spectrum was recorded and various optical parameters such as optical transmission (similar to 60%), and optical band gap (4.998 eV) were calculated. Photoluminescence study shows that the grown crystal is free from major defects. Crystalline perfection of the grown crystal was assessed and found good. Ground state optimized geometry has been obtained by using DFT with 6-31G(d,p) basis set. HOMO and LUMO energy gap was found to be 6.01 eV and dipole moment was 1.65 D.