Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 1, 2015
Previous Article Next Article

The pentafluorophenyl group as π-acceptor for anions: a case study

Author affiliations

Abstract

The present study gives a comprehensive insight into anion–π interactions in the solid state, focusing on purely organic and charge-neutral fluorophenyl groups bearing a positive charge located at a side chain. The detailed statistical analysis of a series of structural data sets shows the geometrical variability of anion–π bonding in the solid state. It reveals the directing substituents at the arene as key elements for the positional preferences of anions above π-systems. The structural variety of the interaction between anions and electron-deficient arenes is considered by use of the hapticity concept. Together with new evaluation criteria, two helpful tools to understand and describe anion–π interactions in the solid are used.

Graphical abstract: The pentafluorophenyl group as π-acceptor for anions: a case study

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Article information


Submitted
09 Sep 2014
Accepted
03 Oct 2014
First published
16 Oct 2014

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 354-359
Article type
Edge Article

The pentafluorophenyl group as π-acceptor for anions: a case study

M. Giese, M. Albrecht, A. Valkonen and K. Rissanen, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 354 DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02762K

This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence. You can use material from this article in other publications without requesting further permissions from the RSC, provided that the correct acknowledgement is given.

Read more about how to correctly acknowledge RSC content.


Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements