Main group metal lone-pair⋯π(arene) interactions: a new bonding mode for supramolecular associations

Caracelli, Ignez and Zukerman-Schpector, Julio and Haiduc, Ionel and Tiekink, Edward R. T. * (2016) Main group metal lone-pair⋯π(arene) interactions: a new bonding mode for supramolecular associations. CrystEngComm, 18 (37). pp. 6960-6978. ISSN 1466-8033

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Crystal structures of the heavier main group elements in low oxidation states have been evaluated for the presence of supramolecular elementIJlp)⋯π(arene) interactions that are structure-directing. It is revealed that when present, these interactions lead to zero-dimensional, binuclear aggregates but higher-nuclearity species are sometimes observed, with one-dimensional supramolecular chains of varying topology being prominent. By contrast, two-dimensional aggregation based on elementIJlp)⋯π(arene) interactions are rare. In summary, interactions of main group metal lone-pairs with aromatic rings are revealed as synthons capable of assembling molecules into supramolecular aggregates.

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Additional Information: First author is with BioMat, Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil; 2nd author is with Laboratório de Cristalografia, Estereodinâmica e Modelagem Molecular, Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal de São Carlos; 3rd author is with Facultatea de Chimie, Universitatea Babes-Bolyai; 4th author is with Research Centre for Crystalline Materials, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sunway University
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Others > Non Sunway Academics
Sunway University > School of Engineering and Technology [formerly School of Science and Technology until 2020] > Research Centre for Crystalline Materials moved to SMLS wef 2021
Depositing User: Ms. Molly Chuah
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Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 07:20
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2020 10:00

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