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Chalcogen bonding in synthesis, catalysis and design of materials

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Chalcogen bonding is a type of noncovalent interaction in which a covalently bonded chalcogen atom (O, S, Se or Te) acts as an electrophilic species towards a nucleophilic (negative) region(s) in another or in the same molecule. In general, this interaction is strengthened by the presence of an electron-withdrawing group on the electron-acceptor chalcogen atom and upon moving down in the periodic table of elements, from O to Te. Following a short discussion of the phenomenon of chalcogen bonding, this Perspective presents some demonstrative experimental observations in which this bonding is crucial for synthetic transformations, crystal engineering, catalysis and design of materials as synthons/tectons.

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The article was received on 09 May 2017, accepted on 22 Jun 2017 and first published on 22 Jun 2017


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT01685A
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2017, Advance Article
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    Chalcogen bonding in synthesis, catalysis and design of materials

    K. T. Mahmudov, M. N. Kopylovich, M. F. C. Guedes da Silva and A. J. L. Pombeiro, Dalton Trans., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7DT01685A

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