Synthesis 2020; 52(04): 521-528
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1690209
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π-Hole Interactions with Various Nitro Compounds Relevant for Medicine: DFT Calculations and Surveys of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) and the Protein Data Bank (PDB)

Jari M. Hoffmann
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Akshay K. Sadhoe
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van’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam, The Netherlands   Email: t.j.mooibroek@uva.nl
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T.J.M. conducted the work with funds from the research program ‘VIDI­’ with project number 723.015.006, which is financed by the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, NWO).
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Publication History

Received: 22 August 2019

Accepted after revision: 16 September 2019

Publication Date:
09 October 2019 (online)


Published as part of the Bürgenstock Special Section 2019 Future Stars in Organic Chemistry

Abstract

Model DFT computations and a thorough evaluation of the Cambridge structural database (CSD) and the protein data bank (PDB) were conducted to assess the occurrence and significance of intermolecular π-hole interactions with various nitro compounds relevant to medicine. DFT calculations indicate interaction energies between –3.9 to –6.5 kcal·mol–1, which is in the order of typical hydrogen- and halogen­-bonding interactions. Ample structural evidence for the occurrence of nitro π-hole interactions was found within the CSD and the PDB.

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