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Should “anion–π interactions” be called “anion–σ interactions”? A revision of the origin of some hole-bonds and their nomenclature

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Abstract

The so-called anion–π interactions are dissected to test if indeed the π system of the aromatic ring is the reason for the bond. In contrast, due to σ–holes the σ system is found to be responsible for a “pseudo-π hole” interaction. Models that form genuine anion–π bonds are discussed.

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The article was received on 17 Sep 2016, accepted on 12 Oct 2016 and first published on 12 Oct 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CP06416G
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016,18, 30366-30369
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    Should “anion–π interactions” be called “anion–σ interactions”? A revision of the origin of some hole-bonds and their nomenclature

    S. Kozuch, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 30366
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CP06416G

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