Unexpected trends in halogen-bond based noncovalent adducts

Stefan M Huber, Elisa Jimenez-Izal, Jesus M. Ugalde, Ivan Infante

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Unexpected trends in the strengths of halogen-bond based adducts of CY3I (Y = F, Cl, Br, I) with two typical Lewis bases (chloride and trimethylamine) show that the halogen-bond donor strength (Lewis acidity) of a compound R–X is not necessarily increased with higher electronegativity of the (carbon-based) group R.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7708-7710
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Commununications
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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