Chapter 18: Supramolecular Chemistry via Chalcogen Bonding Interactions
Published:15 Feb 2023
D. Romito, P. C. Ho, I. Vargas-Baca, and D. Bonifazi, in Chalcogen Chemistry: Fundamentals and Applications, ed. V. Lippolis, C. Santi, E. J. Lenardão, and A. L. Braga, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2023, ch. 18, pp. 494-528.
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The past two decades have witnessed a significant growth of interest in supramolecular interactions in which a group-16 atom acts as an electrophilic centre. This chapter provides an overview of the uses of chalcogen bonding interactions in supramolecular chemistry, including a basic bonding description. It highlights key literature examples of the influence of this interaction in molecular architectures, and examples of its application in tailoring the lattices and properties of molecular crystals, anion recognition, and transport across membranes, and the construction of complex non-covalent assemblies stable in solution.