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The Halogen Bond

OPEN Chemical reviews | 27 Jan 2016

G Cavallo, P Metrangolo, R Milani, T Pilati, A Priim├Ągi, G Resnati and G Terraneo
Abstract
The halogen bond occurs when there is evidence of a net attractive interaction between an electrophilic region associated with a halogen atom in a molecular entity and a nucleophilic region in another, or the same, molecular entity. In this fairly extensive review, after a brief history of the interaction, we will provide the reader with a snapshot of where the research on the halogen bond is now, and, perhaps, where it is going. The specific advantages brought up by a design based on the use of the halogen bond will be demonstrated in quite different fields spanning from material sciences to biomolecular recognition and drug design.
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Water, Materials science, Pharmacology, Chemistry, A Brief History of Time, Halogen, Atom, Molecule
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