Definition of the pnictogen bond

Corresponding Author: Giuseppe Resnati

Provisional Recommendation Abstract:
This recommendation proposes a definition for the term “pnictogen bond”: the term pnictogen bond designates a subset of the attractive interactions between an electrophilic region on a pnictogen atom in a molecular entity and a nucleophilic region in another, or the same, molecular entity.

Keywords: pnictogen bond, IUPAC Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Division, IUPAC Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division, nomenclature, noncovalent interactions, self-assembly, supramolecular chemistry.

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Public review ended 30 June 2023

IUPAC Recommendations published in PAC, AOP 22 Jan 2024.

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