Issue Date: September 21, 2009
Halogen Bonding Begins To Fly
Hydrogen bonding has evolved from being a curious intermolecular interaction between a hydrogen atom and an electron-rich partner to being a powerful tool for crystal engineering of solid-state materials and for molecular control of protein and DNA chemistry. Now, chemists are making progress in understanding and harnessing halogen bonding, a similar phenomenon pairing a halogen atom with an electron-rich partner.
The nature of halogen bonding and its practical applications were discussed at last month's ACS . . .
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