Synopses & Reviews
Seven review articles and original papers provide a representative overview of the research work done in hydrogen bond research at Austrian universities. The topics covered by the contributions are: state-of-the-art of understanding hydrogen bonding in biopolymers; recent NMR techniques for studying hydrogen bonding in aqueous solutions; intramolecular hydrogen bonding and proton transfer in a class of Mannich bases derived from substituted phenols and naphthols; competition between intramolecular hydrogen bonds in ortho-disubstituted phenols; molecular dynamic simulations on proton transfer in 5,8-dihydroxynaphthoquinone and in the formic acid dimer; accurate calculations of the intermolecular interactions in cyanoacetylen dimers; correlation between OH...O bond distances and OH stretching frequencies as derived from structural and spectroscopic data of minerals.
Table of Contents
Hydrogen Bonding: From Small Clusters to Biopolymers (P. Schuster, P. Wolschann).- NMR Techniques to Study Hydrogen Bonding in Aqueous Solution (R. Konrat, M. Tollinger, G. Kontaxis, B. Kräutler).- Mannich Bases as Model Compounds for Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonding II. Structure and Properties in Solution (A. Koll, P. Wolschann).- Competitive Hydrogen Bonds and Conformational Equilibria in 2,6-Disubstituted Phenols Containing two Different Carbonyl Substituents (A. Simperler, W. Mikenda).- The Dimer of Cyanodiacetylene: Stacking vs. Hydrogen Bonding (A. Karpfen).- Proton Motion and Proton Transfer in the Formic Acid Dimer and in 5,8-Dihydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone: A PAW Molecular Dynamics Study (K. Wolf, A. Simperler, W. Mikenda).- Correlation of O-H Stretching Frequencies and O-H...O Hydrogen Bond Lengths in Minerals (E. Libowitzky). •