Halogen Bonding: An Introduction

Daniel A. Decato, Eric A. John, Orion B. Berryman

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This chapter serves as a general introduction to the halogen bond. It begins with a brief summary of halogens and the fundamentals of halogen bonding including its history, definition, observation, and assessment. To provide context to the ensuing chapters, this introduction also includes a succinct survey of halogen bonding in the fields of solid-state, computation, and materials chemistry. This primer is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather is constructed as a low barrier entry to understanding the burgeoning halogen bond field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHalogen Bonding in Solution
Number of pages41
ISBN (Electronic)9783527825738
ISBN (Print)9783527347315
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


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