The nature and energy characteristics of intramolecular hydrogen bonds in crystals
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- Lyssenko, K.A. & Antipin, M.Y. Russ Chem Bull (2006) 55: 1. doi:10.1007/s11172-006-0208-0
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The review concerns the results of systematic X-ray diffraction studies of the electron density distribution in the crystals of compounds with strong intramolecular hydrogen bonds N-H...O, O-H...O, O-H...N, and N-H...S. The advantages of the topological analysis of the electron density distribution function in the analysis of the nature and estimation of the H-bond energies directly from experimental data are discussed.