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Symmetry of [N–X–N]+halogen bonds in solution

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The first investigation of halogen bond symmetry is presented. In contrast to related hydrogen bonds, the iodous halogen bond is symmetric in solution and in the crystal. The bromous analogue is symmetric in solution, but shows asymmetry in the solid state. NMR results are in agreement with DFT predictions.

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The article was received on 20 Sep 2011, accepted on 10 Oct 2011 and first published on 19 Oct 2011

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC15839B
Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 1458-1460

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    Symmetry of [N–X–N]+halogen bonds in solution

    A. C. Carlsson, J. Gräfenstein, J. L. Laurila, J. Bergquist and M. Erdélyi, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 1458
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC15839B

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