Title

The S∙∙∙N Noncovalent Interaction: Comparison with Hydrogen and Halogen Bonds

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title

Chem. Phys. Lett.

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Volume

514

First Page

36

Last Page

39

DOI

10.1016/j.cplett.2011.08.029

Abstract

When one of the H atoms of SH2 is replaced by a halogen X, the S engages in a strong S⋯N interaction with the N of NH3, wherein X lies directly opposite the N. The binding energy varies from 8 kcal/mol for X = F down to 5 kcal/mol for Br. This FS⋯N geometry represents the global minimum on the HSF/NH3 potential energy surface, more stable than minima containing either a SH⋯N or NH⋯F H-bond. It is equally stable with a SH⋯N structure for X = Cl, and slightly less stable than SH⋯N for X = Br. In all cases, the S⋯N minimum is more stable than geometries containing a halogen bond.

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