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Supramolecular Assembly via Hydrogen Bonds I

Volume 108 of the series Structure and Bonding pp 55-96

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Crystal Engineering Using Multiple Hydrogen Bonds

  • Andrew D. BurrowsAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry, University of Bath Email author 

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Abstract

Crystal engineering is the branch of supramolecular chemistry concerned with the design and synthesis of extended structures with predictable form and function. In this chapter, the use of hydrogen bonds to generate one-, two- and three-dimensional structures is discussed, with the different strategies employed compared. The review concentrates on systems in which two or more hydrogen bonds link components together, and extended structures based on both one and two components are highlighted. Parallels are drawn between crystal engineering using purely organic components, and the more recent extension to the inclusion of coordination and organometallic complexes.

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Crystal engineering Extended structures Networks Hydrogen bonding Self-assembly