Special Issue "Halogen-Bonded Cocrystals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019.
Cocrystals encompass, in the broadest sense, solids consisting of two or more different molecular species. They have been intensively studied in the past two decades, not least for the great promise in the development of novel pharmaceutical materials, but also as a means of engineering novel crystalline materials with improved optical, mechanical and other properties.
Halogen bonding, an attractive interaction between an electrophilic region on a halogen atom and a nucleophilic moiety, has similarly experienced a renaissance in the last two decades. Cocrystals have enabled the exploration of the unique behaviour of halogen bonding, at times paralleling yet sometimes contrasting with hydrogen bonding, the competition of halogen bonding with other weak interactions, and the (non-)isomorphous switching of donor halogens between iodine, bromine and chlorine. Similarly, halogen-bonded cocrystals have played a critical role in demonstrating exciting new applications of halogen bonding, such as novel strategies for the preparation of liquid crystals, supramolecular gels and luminescent materials as well as the templating of solid-state reactions. X-ray crystallography has been an essential tool for the structural elucidation of halogen-bonded solids, more and more often supported by solid-state NMR and computational studies.
With this Special Issue on the topic of “Halogen-Bonded Cocrystals” we want to provide a venue for contributions dealing with the structures and properties of halogen-bonded organic solids, with a special focus on cocrystals, while also including closely related systems such as amorphous solids, liquid crystals or gels in which the halogen bonding plays a significant role.
Dr. Filip Topic
Manuscript Submission Information
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- halogen bonding
- molecular solids