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Issue 23, 2012
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Low-melting molecular complexes. Halogen bonds in molecular complexes of bromoform

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Abstract

Single crystals of three new low-melting molecular complexes of bromoform have been grown in situ, their crystal structures characterized by X-ray crystallography and compared with those of their chloroform analogues. The calculations of pair-wise energies of intermolecular interactions in these structures reveal that in some cases the strongest interactions exist between the molecules which are not linked by any short direction-specific intermolecular contacts. A high versatility of bonding modes of bromoform in comparison to chloroform is demonstrated and the relative role of various intermolecular interactions (including halogen bonds) in studied molecular complexes is discussed.

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Submitted
24 Jul 2012
Accepted
18 Sep 2012
First published
08 Oct 2012

CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 8222-8227
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Low-melting molecular complexes. Halogen bonds in molecular complexes of bromoform

D. S. Yufit, R. Zubatyuk, O. V. Shishkin and J. A. K. Howard, CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 8222
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26191J

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