Prediction of a New Delocalised Bonding Motif between Group 15 or Group 16 Atoms

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  • Prof. Dr. Michael Bühl,

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    1. School of Chemistry, University of St. Andrews, North Haugh, St. Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST (UK), Fax: (+44) 1334-463-808
    • School of Chemistry, University of St. Andrews, North Haugh, St. Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST (UK), Fax: (+44) 1334-463-808
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  • Dr. Petr Kilian,

    1. School of Chemistry, University of St. Andrews, North Haugh, St. Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST (UK), Fax: (+44) 1334-463-808
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  • Prof. Dr. J. Derek Woollins

    1. School of Chemistry, University of St. Andrews, North Haugh, St. Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST (UK), Fax: (+44) 1334-463-808
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Abstract

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Fixed bonds: Using suitably constrained molecular scaffolds, electron delocalisation over four centers can be enforced in X-E-E-X moieties (where E=group 15 or 16 element, X=acceptor, see picture). Identified through DFT calculations, a new facet of chemical bonding is waiting to be discovered.

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