Special Issue "Halogen Bonding: Fundamentals and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: spectroscopy; vibrational spectroscopy; Raman spectroscopy; infrared spectroscopy; photophysics; excited-state spectroscopy; single molecule spectroscopy; molecular clusters; negative ions; noncovalent interactions; hydrogen bonding; halogen bonding; computational chemistry; chemical education
Interests: computational quantum chemistry; theoretical chemistry; non-covalent interactions (hydrogen bonding, halogen bonding, van der Waals forces, etc.); weakly bound clusters; explicit solvation; electron affinities; vibrational spectroscopy
Interests: organic and materials chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, organic electronics, noncovalent interactions, semiconductors, biomaterials, optical electronic behavior, smart materials, conjugated nanostructures
Although halogen bonding was not widely appreciated in the chemical sciences until the last two or three decades, evidence for the influence of this inter- and intra-molecular force on the solid-state arrangement of halogen-containing compounds can be traced back at least two centuries. Halogen bonds, analogous to the ubiquitous hydrogen bond, are noncovalent interactions between an electrophilic region of a halogen atom and a nucleophilic region of a molecular entity (e.g., electron-pair-donating heteroatoms or π-system). The phenomenon originates from the anisotropic distribution of electron density (i.e., σ-hole) around the halogen atom which affords a highly directional, tunable interaction. A reemergence of this special class of σ-hole bonding has recently attracted special attention. In recent years, ingenious design strategies, computational analyses, and structural models have afforded progression beyond the field of crystal engineering and pharmaceutics to material science and nanotechnology.
Inspired by the great potential of halogen bonding in supramolecular complexes and bottom-up approaches, it is the intention of this Special Issue to provide an overview on several aspects of halogen bonding in fundamental and applied science. This Special Issue “Halogen Bonding: Fundamentals and Applications” in Inorganics will take stock of the efforts and results of the many groups that have made evident progress in the field.
Prof. Dr. Nathan I. Hammer
Prof. Dr. Gregory Tschumper
Prof. Dr. Davita L. Watkins
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- halogen bonding
- sigma-hole interactions
- molecular recognition self-assembly
- supramolecular structures
- structure-property relationship
- crystal engineering
- Lewis base/acid
- coordination chemistry
- computational chemistry
- supramolecular materials supramolecular chemistry
- weak interactions
- molecular devices molecular spectroscopy
- vibrational spectroscopy
- noncovalent interactions
- charge-transfer complexes
- intermolecular interactions