Crystalline Molecular Complexes and Compounds: Structures and Principles, Volume 1

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - 1273 pages
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's
crystals, 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 has
been 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 charge
transfer). 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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Contents

Structural principles in the classification of binary adducts
3
Historical outline
17
Introduction to Part II
23
Charge transfer molecular compounds with delocalized itnº
30
Cyclodextrins and some analogs as hosts
73
inclusion complexes
122
Crystal chemistry of some DNA oligonucleotides and their
133
Structures
156
complexes on cooling
236
27
276
28
282
47
311
Clathrate inclusion complexes formed by hosts of lesser versatility
321
Inclusion complexes formed by versatile hosts
421
Intercalation complexes
515
Introduction to Part IV
561

Introduction to Part III
199
complexes
212

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