The halogen bond may be considered as a special case of sigma-hole bonding, wherein an electron donor interacts with the electrophilic region of a halogen atom. Within this broader picture, sigma-hole bonding can encompass a range of non-covalent interactions which are named after the atom bearing the electrophilic region, also known as the sigma-hole. This Faraday Discussion unites experimentalists and theoreticians, who are pushing the applicability of this broad class of interactions far beyond only the halogens. The book develops a fundamental understanding of key aspects of non-covalent interactions in solid-state materials, solution chemistry, biochemistry and the gas phase.
Faraday Discussions documents a long-established series of Faraday Discussion meetings which provide a unique international forum for the exchange of views and newly acquired results in developing areas of physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry and chemical physics. The papers presented are published in the Faraday Discussion volume together with a record of the discussion contributions made at the meeting. Faraday Discussions therefore provide an important record of current international knowledge and views in the field concerned. The latest (2014) impact factor of Faraday Discussions is 4.606.