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Solvent effects on halogen bond symmetry

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The symmetric arrangement of the iodine and bromine centred 3-center–4-electron halogen bond is revealed to remain preferred in a polar, aprotic solvent environment. Acetonitrile is unable to compete with pyridine for halogen bonding; however, its polarity weakly modulates the energy of the interaction and influences IPE-NMR experiments.

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The article was received on 23 Oct 2012, accepted on 27 Nov 2012 and first published on 28 Nov 2012

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26745D
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 3087-3092

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    Solvent effects on halogen bond symmetry

    A. C. Carlsson, M. Uhrbom, A. Karim, U. Brath, J. Gräfenstein and M. Erdélyi, CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 3087
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26745D

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