Definition of the hydrogen bond (IUPAC Recommendations 2011)

  title={Definition of the hydrogen bond (IUPAC Recommendations 2011)},
  author={Elangannan Arunan and Gautam R. Desiraju and Roger A. Klein and Joanna Sadlej and Steve Scheiner and Ibon Alkorta and David C. Clary and Robert H. Crabtree and J. J. Dannenberg and Pavel Hobza and Henrik G. Kjaergaard and Anthony C. Legon and Benedetta Mennucci and David J. Nesbitt},
  journal={Pure and Applied Chemistry},
  pages={1637 - 1641}
A novel definition for the hydrogen bond is recommended here. It takes into account the theoretical and experimental knowledge acquired over the past century. This definition insists on some evidence. Six criteria are listed that could be used as evidence for the presence of a hydrogen bond. 
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IUPAC Pure Appl. Chem
  • IUPAC Pure Appl. Chem
  • 2011