An Introduction to Hydrogen Bonding

Paperback | March 1, 1997

byGeorge A. Jeffrey

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Hydrogen bonds range from the very strong, comparable with covalent bonds, to the very weak, comparable with van der Waals forces. Most hydrogen bonds are weak attractions with a binding strength about one-tenth of that of a normal covalent bond. Nevertheless, they are very important. Withoutthem, all wooden structures would collapse, cement would crumble, oceans would vaporize, and all living things would disintegrate into inanimate matter. An easy-to-read supplement to the often brief descriptions of hydrogen bonding found in most undergraduate chemistry and molecular biology textbooks, An Introduction to Hydrogen Bonding describes and discusses the current ideas concerning hydrogen bonding, ranging from the very strong to the veryweak, with introductions to the experimental and theoretical methods involved. Ideal for courses in chemistry and biochemistry, it will also be useful for structural biology and crystallography courses. For students and researchers interested in supramolecular chemistry, biological structure andrecognition, and other sophisticated concepts and methodologies, it provides a careful selection of key references from the vast hydrogen bonding literature.

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Hydrogen bonds range from the very strong, comparable with covalent bonds, to the very weak, comparable with van der Waals forces. Most hydrogen bonds are weak attractions with a binding strength about one-tenth of that of a normal covalent bond. Nevertheless, they are very important. Withoutthem, all wooden structures would collapse, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 6.46 × 9.17 × 0.55 inPublished:March 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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PrefaceChapter 1 BRIEF HISTORY1.1. Introduction1.2. Who Discovered the Hydrogen Bond and When?1.3. Books on Hydrogen BondingChapter 2 NATURE AND PROPERTIES2.1. A Simple Criterion and Some Definitions2.2. Different Categories2.3. Insight from Theory2.4. Charge Density Studies2.5. Geometry in Crystals2.6. The Vibrational Properties2.7. Electrostatic Potentials2.8. Hydrogen Bond Lengths vs. van der Waals Radii Sums2.9. What Makes the Hydrogen Bond Unique?Chapter 3 STRONG HYDROGEN BONDS3.1. Introduction3.2. The Hydrogen Bifluoride Ion: a Prototype Strong Bond3.3. Other H- - -F Bonds3.4. O-H- - -O Bonds3.5. O-H- - -O Hydrogen Bonds3.6. The Hydrated Proton3.7. O-H- - -O Bonds3.8. N-H- - -N Bonds3.9. N-H- - -\N (O, ) Bonds3.10. Heteronuclear BondsChapter 4 MODERATE HYDROGEN BONDS4.1. Introduction4.2. In Gas Phase Adducts4.3. Geometries from Crystal Structure Data4.4. Intramolecular Bonds4.5. Bond Acceptor Geometries4.6. Transition Metals as Hydrogen Bond AcceptorsChapter 5 WEAK HYRDROGEN BONDS5.1. In Gas Phase Adducts5.2. C-H- - -B Bonds in Crystals5.3. C-F and C-Cl as Acceptors5.4. Forced C-H- - -O and C-H- - -N ContactsChapter 6 COOPERATIVITY, PATTERNS, GRAPH SET THEORY, LIQUID CRYSTALS6.1. Cooperativity6.2. Resonance Assisted Bonding6.3. Polarization Enhanced Bonding6.4. Bond Patterns in Crystal Structures6.5. Use of Graph-Set Theory6.6. Use of Bond Patterns to Synthesize New Compounds6.7. Bonding in Liquid CrystalsChapter 7 DISORDER, PROTON TRANSFER, ISOTOPE EFFECT, FERROELECTRICS, TRANSITIONS7.1. Hydrogen Bond Disorder7.2. Proton Transfer7.3. The Isotope Effect7.4. Transitions in FerroelectricsChapter 8 WATER, WATER DIMERS, ICES, HYDRATES8.1. Water: The Mysterious Molecule8.2. The Water Dimer: a Theoretical Guinea Pig8.3. Polymorphism of Solid H2O8.4. Water Coordination in Hydrates8.5. Water in Molecular RecognitionChapter 9 INCLUSION COMPOUNDS9.1. The Concept of Inclusion9.2. Clathrates9.3. The Clathrate Hydrates9.4. Hydrate Layer Compounds9.5. The Cyclodextrin Inclusion CompoundsChapter 10 HYDROGEN BONDING IN BIOLOGICAL MOLECULES10.1. The Importance of Hydrogen Bonds10.2. In Protein Structures10.3. Low Barrier Hydrogen Bonds and Enzyme Catalysis10.4. Hydrogen Bonding in Nucleic Acid Structures10.5. In Polysaccharides10.6. Water in Biological MacrocmoleculesChapter 11 METHODS11.1. Introduction11.2. Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy11.3. Gas-Phase Microwave Rotational Spectroscopy11.4. Neutron Inelastic Scattering11.5. NMR Spectroscopy11.6. Deuteron Quadrupole Coupling11.7. Diffraction Methods: Neutron and X-Ray11.8. Computational Chemistry11.9. Thermochemical MethodsAPPENDIX I Structural Data BasesAPPENDIX II Effect of Thermal Motion on Observed Bond LengthsAPPENDIX III Distance Dependence of Energy ContributionsAPPENDIX IV Some Useful ConversionsREFERENCESINDEX

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