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Special Issue "Spectroscopic Aspects of Noncovalent Interactions"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Wiktor Zierkiewicz

Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland
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Interests: My scientific research is focused on investigations using quantum chemical computational methods of selected properties of complexes stabilized by noncovalent interactions assigned to the following types: hydrogen, halogen, chalcogen, pnicogen, tetrel, aerogen, or triel bond.
Guest Editor
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.

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

The replacement of the bridging H atom in H-bonds by a variety of other, more electronegative, atoms has led to a great deal of accumulating information concerning the related noncovalent bonds, generally known as halogen, chalcogen, pnicogen, and tetrel bonds. The newly acquired information from quantum chemical calculations has a natural overlap with experimental information in the area of spectral data. This Special Issue is dedicated to this overlap with the hope that computational and experimental studies can find a mutual synergy, act as a check on one another, and together provide profound insights into the fundamental nature of all of these interactions.

Dr. Wiktor Zierkiewicz
Prof. Dr. Steve Scheiner
Guest Editors

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  • Noncovalent bonds
  • H-bonds
  • Halogen bonds
  • Chalcogen bonds
  • Pnicogen bonds
  • Tetrel bonds
  • IR and Raman spectra
  • NMR spectra

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