Specific Interactions. Intermolecular Forces, Steric Requirements, and Molecular Size

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  • Prof. Dr. Zeno Simon

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    1. Catedra Chimie, Universitatea Timişoara, Bd. V. Pârvan 4, Timişoara 5 (Romania)
    • Catedra Chimie, Universitatea Timişoara, Bd. V. Pârvan 4, Timişoara 5 (Romania)
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Abstract

Specific interactions or recognition processes are extremely important in many fields of chemistry and biology: typical examples are the enzyme-substrate and the antigen-antibody reactions. Quantitative predictions require a knowledge of steric fit, intermolecular forces, and molecular size. These considerations should facilitate design of new drugs.

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