Crystalline Molecular Complexes and Compounds: Structures and Principles

Hardcover | November 17, 2005

byFrank H. Herbstein

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This book provides a comprehensive and unified account of the structure and properties of crystalline binary adducts. Perhaps better known as molecular complexes and compounds, these crystals are currently estimated (from molecular recognition studies) to make up one quarter of the world'scrystals, providing evidence for some sort of special attraction between the two components. DNA is perhaps the most famous example but others (hydrates, solvates, host-guest inclusion complexes, donor-acceptor compounds) pervade the whole body of solid state chemistry. Although much research hasbeen published, there has never been a comprehensive and unified treatment of the whole field. This book has been designed to fill this gap, comparing and contrasting the various examples and the different types of interaction (hydrogen bonding, inclusion and localized or delocalized chargetransfer). More than 600 figures, 200 tables and 3500 references are included in the book. Since most 'parent compounds' form a number of adducts, the fraction of crystalline binary adducts is only going to grow making this account just the 'tip of the iceberg'.

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This book provides a comprehensive and unified account of the structure and properties of crystalline binary adducts. Perhaps better known as molecular complexes and compounds, these crystals are currently estimated (from molecular recognition studies) to make up one quarter of the world'scrystals, providing evidence for some sort of s...

Frank H. Herbstein is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:1352 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 2.81 inPublished:November 17, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198526601

ISBN - 13:9780198526605

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Table of Contents

One: Some preliminaries1. Structural principles in the classification of binary adducts2. Historical outlineTwo: Moieties within molecules3. The enclosure molecules - crown ethers, cryptands and related molecules - as hosts4. Cyclodextrins, and some analogues, as hosts5. Crystal chemistry of some DNA oligonucleotides and their complexesThree: Host-guest inclusion complexes6. Channel inclusion complexes formed by hosts of lesser versatility7. Clathrate inclusion complexes formed by hosts of lesser versatility8. Inclusion complexes formed by versatile hosts9. Inter-lamellar complexesFour: Packing complexes10. Packing complexesFive: Molecular compounds with localised interactions11. Donor-acceptor molecular compounds (essentially localized interactions)12. Hydrogen-bonded compoundsSix: Molecular compounds with delocalised interactions13. General introduction14. Layered molecules with intramolecular donor-acceptor interactions15. Crystal chemistry of mixed stack pi-pi* molecular compounds16. Crystal physics of mixed stack pi-pi* molecular compounds17. Segregated stack pi molecular compoundsAppendix 1. Thermodynamic measurements on binary adducts.

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`... excellent coverage ... a most useful text.'Roger Bishop, University of New South Wales, Australia