Special Issue "Tetrel Bonds"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019
Prof. Dr. Steve Scheiner
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA
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Interests: Noncovalent bonds with particular emphasis on H-bonds and proton transfers occurring within them, halogen, chalcogen, pnicogen, and tetrel bonds. The applications of these bonds to biochemical structure and function is of special interest.
The replacement of the bridging H atom in H-bonds by a multitude of other, more electronegative, atoms has led to rapidly-increasing study of related noncovalent bonds, generally known as halogen, chalcogen, and pnicogen bonds. It has recently been recognized that elements of the tetrel family (C, Si, Ge, Sn, Pb) also engage in such bonds, wherein the tetrel atom serves as electron acceptor to an incoming Lewis base, and that these bonds can be quite strong. This Special Issue will delve into the many facets of tetrel bonds: The factors determining their strength, their geometrical requirements, various phenomena in which they play an outsized role, and the means by which they can be detected and measured.
Prof. Dr. Steve Scheiner
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- noncovalent bond
- charge transfer
- molecular electrostatic potential
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Author: Ángel Martín Pendás
Title: An interacting quantum atoms view of tetrel interactions
Abstract: Tetrel bonds have arised much interest in recent years by filling gaps in the halogen-, chalcogen- and pnicogen-bond series. Here we open a unique energetic window into their stability by using the orbital invariant energy decomposition provided by the interacting quantum atoms technique (IQA) in several archetypal examples.