Finding the perfect match: Halogen vs hydrogen bonding

Tanya Shirman, Meital Boterashvili, Meital Orbach, Dalia Freeman, Linda J.W. Shimon, Michal Lahav, Milko E. Van Der Boom

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The prediction of supramolecular structures involving different weak interactions is challenging. In this study, single-atom modifications to the molecular structure allow us to address their hierarchy. The resulting series of unimolecular assemblies are mainly based on halogen bonding (XB), hydrogen bonding (HB), or a combination of both. By varying the XB donor (F, Cl, Br, and I) and the XB and HB acceptors (pyridine vs pyridine-N-oxide) we can control the primary motifs directing the structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4756-4759
Number of pages4
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 7 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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