Molecular mechanical study of halogen bonding in drug discovery

Abstract

A halogen bond is a noncovalent bond between a halogen atom (X) and a Lewis base (Y). This type of bond is attributed to the anisotropic distribution of the charge density on the halogen atom, resulting in the formation of a positive cap (called the σ-hole) centered on the A-X axis. The current research is the first reported molecular mechanical study of… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/jcc.21836

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