Electron donor-acceptor interaction of morpholine (morp) with chloranilic acid (cla) and picric acid (pa) as pi-acceptors was investigated spectrophotometrically and found to form stable charge-transfer (CT) complexes (n-pi*) of [(Hmorp)(2)(cla)] and [(Hmorp)(pa)](2). The donor site involved in CT interaction is morpholine nitrogen. These complexes are easily synthesized from the reaction of morp with cla and pa within MeOH and CHCl3 solvents, respectively. (HNMR)-H-1, IR, elemental analyses, and UV-vis techniques characterize the two morpholinium charge-transfer complexes. Benesi-Hildebrand and its modification methods were applied to the determination of association constant (K), molar extinction coefficient (8). The X-ray crystal structure was carried out for the interpretation the predict structure of the [(Hmorp)(Pa)](2) complex. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.