Special Issue "Halogen Bonding in Supramolecular Self-Assembly"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: halogen bonding; supramolecular chemistry; crystal engineering; coordination chemistry; 3d-4f complexes; luminescence; non-covalent interactions; structure-properties relationship; topological studies; X-ray crystallography
Halogen bonding (XB) being an electrostatic interaction between an electrophilic halogen atom (Lewis acid) and an electron-rich agent (Lewis base) belongs to noncovalent inetractions together with hydrogen bonding (HB), π effects, Van der Waals forces etc. Because of its directionality, strength and lower sensitivity to solvent polarity changes than in the case of HB, it has emerged as a powerful and highly effective tool in various fields of supramolecular chemistry for controlling the molecular structure (especially in macromolecules), supramolecular architecture and physicochemical properties of organic and coordination compounds. XB proved to be an important driving force in self-assembly not only in the solid state but also in solution and at the liquid-solid interface. The application of XB covers crystal engineering, rational drug design, liquid crystals, organocatalysis, semiconductors, anion recognition, electrochemical sensing and many more.
This Special Issue gives the opportunity to present the important and timely contributions to the field of the supramolecular self-assembly driven by halogen bonding in various fields of application. We encourage to contribute to this Special Issue all scientists active in a wide range of disciplines to present their up-to-date interesting results including data form fundamental research up to practical applications. We want to highlight the most recent advances, challenges and perspectives in this research area. Scientists are invited to contribute with original papers or short reviews on their activity in the field.
Dr. Barbara Miroslaw
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- halogen boding
- supramolecular self-assembly
- supramolecular architecture
- organic and coordination compounds
- topological studies
- intermolecular interactions