6. Anion–π Interactions in Molecular Recognition

  1. Prof. Dr. Kristin Bowman-James2,
  2. Prof. Dr. Antonio Bianchi3,4 and
  3. Prof. Dr. Enrique García-España5
  1. David Qui˜nonero,
  2. Antonio Frontera and
  3. Pere M. Deyà

Published Online: 14 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527639502.ch6

Anion Coordination Chemistry

Anion Coordination Chemistry

How to Cite

Qui˜nonero, D., Frontera, A. and Deyà, P. M. (2011) Anion–π Interactions in Molecular Recognition, in Anion Coordination Chemistry (eds K. Bowman-James, A. Bianchi and E. García-España), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527639502.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA

  2. 3

    University of Florence, Department of Chemistry, Via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy

  3. 4

    Università di Firenze, Dipartimento di Chimica, “Ugo Schiff”, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Florence), Italy

  4. 5

    Instituto de Química Molecular, Departamento de Química Inorgánica, C/ Catedrático José Beltrán 2, 46980 Paterna (Valencia), Spain

Author Information

  1. Universitat de les Illes Balears, Departament de Química, Crta de Valldemossa km 7.5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, (Baleares), Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527323708

Online ISBN: 9783527639502



  • anion–π interactions;
  • hydrogen bonding;
  • noncovalent interactions;
  • host–guest complex;
  • molecular recognition;
  • hexafluorobenzene


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Physical Nature of the Interaction

  • Energetic and Geometric Features of the Interaction Depending on the Host (Aromatic Moieties) and the Guest (Anions)

  • Influence of Other Noncovalent Interactions on the Anion–π Interaction

  • Experimental Examples of Anion–π Interactions in the Solid State and in Solution

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References