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CH/π hydrogen bonds in organic and organometallic chemistry

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Abstract

This treatise is an update to a preceding highlight (CH/π hydrogen bonds in crystals) published in this journal 5 years ago (M. Nishio, CrystEngComm, 2004, 6, 130–156). After the introductory part (sections 1 and 2), we survey recent results (mostly since 2004) relevant to the CH/π hydrogen bond: crystal conformation, packing and host/guest chemistry (section 3). Section 4 summarizes the results obtained by crystallographic database (CSD and PDB) analyses. In section 5, several topics in related fields (selectivity in organic reactions, surface chemistry, structural biology, drug design and high-level ab initio calculations of protein/substrate complexes and natural organic compounds) are introduced, and in the final part we comment on the prospects of this emerging field of chemistry.

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Submitted
03 Feb 2009
Accepted
30 Mar 2009
First published
08 May 2009

CrystEngComm, 2009,11, 1757-1788
Article type
Highlight

CH/π hydrogen bonds in organic and organometallic chemistry

M. Nishio, Y. Umezawa, K. Honda, S. Tsuboyama and H. Suezawa, CrystEngComm, 2009, 11, 1757
DOI: 10.1039/B902318F

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