The definitive, up-to-date resource on dihydrogen bonds
This unique reference consolidates current knowledge about dihydrogen bonding, emphasizing its role in organizing interactions in different chemical reactions and molecular aggregations. After an enlightening introduction and overview, Dihydrogen Bonds: Principles, Experiments, and Applications systematically:
Analyzes the similarities and differences between dihydrogen bonds, classical hydrogen bonds, and covalent bonds
Describes dihydrogen bonds as intermediates in intramolecular and intermolecular proton transfer reactions
Describes the phenomenon of dihydrogen bonding in the solid-state, the gas phase, and in solution while considering numerous theoretical and experimental methodologies for its determination and characterization
Progressively systematizes intramolecular and intermolecular dihydrogen bonds from very weak (C-H...H-C) to very strong (M-H...H-X), demonstrating how to practically distinguish dihydrogen bonding from simple dipole-dipole attraction
Illustrates the effects of proton-hydride interactions on molecular structure and intermolecular aggregations important for supramolecular chemistry and crystal engineering
Includes experimental and theoretical approaches to investigations
This is the premier reference for physical chemists, biochemists, biophysicists,and chemical engineers. It is an invaluable resource for scientists working in the areas of materials, supramolecular structures, self-assembly, hydrogenstorage, acid catalysis, and homogeneous hydrogenation, catalyzed by transition metal complexes.
Vladimir I. Bakhmutov, PHD, works in the Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University. He has published 300 articles and two books. Dr. Bakhmutov's research interests include extensive applications of the solution and solid-state NMR technique to chemistry, molecular physics, and materials science, and nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation in solution and the solid state. The development of new approaches to stereo-dynamics of organic and inorganic compounds and weak interactions is also an area of interest.