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Issue 40, 2014
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Can non-polar hydrogen atoms accept hydrogen bonds?

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Abstract

We examine an unusual case where a neutral hydrogen atom acts as a hydrogen-bond acceptor. The association constant between trihexylsilane and perfluoro-tert-butanol was measured as ∼0.8 M−1 in cyclohexane. Computations and experimental NMR data are consistent with a weak, but favourable Si–H⋯HO interaction.

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The article was received on 07 Aug 2013, accepted on 20 Sep 2013 and first published on 22 Oct 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46048G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 5212-5214
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    Can non-polar hydrogen atoms accept hydrogen bonds?

    L. Yang, T. A. Hubbard and S. L. Cockroft, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 5212
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46048G

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