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The fluorine atom as a halogen bond donor, viz. a positive site

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Abstract

When bound to residues which can work as particularly strong electron withdrawing groups, fluorine can display a region of positive electrostatic potential (positive σ-hole). Fluorine can thus function as a halogen bond donor and form complexes with lone-pair-containing neutral atoms and anions. Examples in the gas, liquid, and solid phases are discussed.

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The article was received on 12 May 2011, accepted on 14 Jun 2011 and first published on 11 Jul 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CE05554B
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2011,13, 6593-6596
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    The fluorine atom as a halogen bond donor, viz. a positive site

    P. Metrangolo, J. S. Murray, T. Pilati, P. Politzer, G. Resnati and G. Terraneo, CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 6593
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CE05554B

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