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Halogen bonding: a general route in anion recognition and coordination.

Authors
  • Cavallo, Gabriella1
  • Metrangolo, Pierangelo
  • Pilati, Tullio
  • Resnati, Giuseppe
  • Sansotera, Maurizio
  • Terraneo, Giancarlo
  • 1 NFMLab-DCMIC G. Natta; Politecnico di Milano, 7, via Mancinelli, I-20131 Milan, Italy. , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chemical Society reviews
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2010
Volume
39
Issue
10
Pages
3772–3783
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1039/b926232f
PMID: 20734002
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

This critical review describes how halocarbons can function as effective binding sites of anions via halogen bonding, the noncovalent interaction whereby halogen atoms accept electron density. The focus is on the binding and coordination of oxyanions, by far the most numerous class of anions in organic chemistry. It is shown how a large variety of inorganic and organic oxyanions can form discrete adducts and 1D, 2D, or 3D supramolecular networks with chloro-, bromo-, and iodocarbons. Specific examples are discussed in order to identify new supramolecular synthons based on halogen bonding and to outline some general principles for the design of effective and selective receptors based on this interaction. The interaction allows for several other anions to self-assemble with halocarbons and mention is also given to the halogen bonding-based coordination of halides, polycyano- and polyoxometallates (72 references).

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