The -accepting arene HAT(CN)6 as a halide receptor through charge transfer: multisite anion interactions and self-assembly in solution and the solid state. Academic Article uri icon


  • Sensitive molecular scaffold : The exceptional -electron-acceptor strength of HAT(CN)6 renders it an excellent colori-metric halide sensor. It engages in multisite anion interactions, namely, both charge-transfer and anion-, in solution and the solid state. The halide ions are the driving elements for the spontaneous self-assembly of the sandwich-like complexes through 2,2-charge-transfer contacts. 2010 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Chifotides, H. T., Schottel, B. L., & Dunbar, K. R.

citation count

  • 186

complete list of authors

  • Chifotides, Helen T||Schottel, Brandi L||Dunbar, Kim R

publication date

  • September 2010