Halogen-Bonded Cocrystals

L. Lascialfari*, G. Resnati, P. Metrangolo

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The halogen bond, namely, the noncovalent interaction involving halogen atoms as electrophilic species, has been convincingly demonstrated to be a new entry in the toolbox available to supramolecular chemists to drive the assembly of molecular building blocks into supramolecular structures with a high degree of precision and reliability. The peculiar and useful features of the halogen bond, such as high directionality, specificity, and hydrophobic character, have originated novel design principles impacting many different fields, such as crystal engineering, supramolecular chemistry, and functional materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II
Number of pages24
VolumeSupramolecular Engineering : Designing the Solid State
ISBN (Electronic)9780128031988
ISBN (Print)9780128031995
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


  • Cocrystals
  • Crystal engineering
  • Directionality
  • Fluorinated molecules
  • Halogen bond
  • Hydrogen bond
  • Intermolecular interactions
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Tunability
  • X-Ray diffraction analysis

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