Structural Chemistry

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 173–199 | Cite as

Looking at aniline-phenol recognition in molecular crystals: an evergreen endeavour

Review Article

Abstract

This retrospect describes research in our group in the University of Hyderabad and in the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore over a period of 25 years on a topic in structural chemistry that has been both intriguing and invigorating. The theme of hydrogen bond-based amine-hydroxy recognition in organic crystals is cast against an overall background of developments in crystal engineering from the early 1990s up to the present time. This article is divided into two parts: the first is a somewhat autobiographical and sometimes informal account of how and why various things were done over the years, while the second takes the form of a current result-oriented study.

Keywords

Crystal engineering Hydrogen bond Molecular recognition Supramolecular synthon Supramolecular chemistry Crystallography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Solid State and Structural Chemistry UnitIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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