What is it about?
Intermolecular interactions are often simplified to short contacts between specific atoms on neighbouring molecules - reality is less straightforward. Halogen bonds represent one of these "fashionable" interactions. High resolution diffraction experiments help to better understand why molecules approach each other so closely.
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Why is it important?
This article sums up the results from our project "Charge density of halogen bonds and interhalogen contacts".
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This page is a summary of: The many flavours of halogen bonds – message from experimental electron density and Raman spectroscopy, Acta Crystallographica Section C Structural Chemistry, August 2019, International Union of Crystallography, DOI: 10.1107/s205322961901132x.
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