Should "anion-π interactions" be called "anion-σ interactions"? A revision of the origin of some hole-bonds and their nomenclature

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Abstract

The so-called anion-π interactions are dissected to test if indeed the π system of the aromatic ring is the reason for the bond. In contrast, due to σ-holes the σ system is found to be responsible for a "pseudo-π hole" interaction. Models that form genuine anion-π bonds are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30366-30369
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Volume18
Issue number44
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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