Halides and Halogen Atoms as Hydrogen-Bond Acceptors

  • George A. Jeffrey
  • Wolfram Saenger


The halide ions are strong hydrogen-bond acceptors. The infrared spectroscopy data for halides show clearly the characteristic shifts associated with hydrogen-bond acceptors, in the sequence

Cl >F > Br > I.


Neutron Diffraction Halogen Atom Neutron Diffraction Analysis Bond Length Distribution Infrared Spectroscopy Data 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • George A. Jeffrey
    • 1
  • Wolfram Saenger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CrystallographyThe University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Institut für KristallographieFreie Universität BerlinGermany

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