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Halogen bonds and σ-holes

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Abstract

The models behind simple bonding theory and the origins of some components often proposed to be involved in weak intermolecular bonds are described with special reference to σ-hole bonding, of which halogen bonds are a subset. A protocol for the analysis of weak intermolecular interactions is proposed on the basis of sound physical principles. This protocol uses three different levels of interaction; “permanent” Coulomb interactions between unperturbed monomers, relaxed Coulomb interactions and dispersion. Of the three, only dispersion is not a real, measurable quantity. It is, however, included in order to describe interactions that cannot be treated entirely by the first two levels.

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The article was received on 07 Feb 2017, accepted on 13 Feb 2017 and first published on 21 Jul 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7FD00058H
Citation: Faraday Discuss., 2017, Advance Article
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    Halogen bonds and σ-holes

    T. Clark, Faraday Discuss., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7FD00058H

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