In this study, quantum chemical calculations based on the density functional theory have been carried out to examine the effects of N-[4-(3-methyl-3-phenyl-cyclobutyl)-thiazol-2-yl]-N'-pyridin-2-ylmethylene- chloro-acetic acid hydrazide. The calculated values are compared with the experimental data available for these molecules as a mean of validation of our proposed chemistry model. Aided by normal coordinate analysis and potential energy distributions, a confident vibrational assignment of all fundamentals is proposed herein. Additional support is given by H-1 and C-13 NMR spectra recorded with the sample dissolved in CDCl3 and by predicted chemical shifts at the B3LYP/6-31G(d)/6-311G+(d) levels obtained using the gauge-invariant atomic orbital method. The calculated HOMO and LUMO energies also confirm that the charge transfer occurs within the molecule. Thiazole-based compounds are potential storehouse for exploiting CH center dot center dot center dot O and CH center dot center dot center dot N hydrogen bonding interactions for molecular self-assembly.