Organotellurium Compounds: From Molecular to Supramolecular Chemistry: A Review

S. Bajpai* and M. Shamsi

Department of Chemistry, Amity School of Applied Sciences, Amity University, Lucknow-226 028, India

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Supramolecules wherein discrete molecules are held together by non-covalent interactions are well known. It is more frequent in compounds containing conformational flexible molecule and functional groups like -COOH, -OH, -NH2 that can participate in weak secondary interaction, thereby dictating the self-assembly. Moreover, metal complexes with different coordinating ligands can participate in supramolecular aggregations. Organotellurium compounds due to their unique property of hypervalency, three centre bonding and secondary bonding interactions finds its way towards supramolecular chemistry. The journey of organotellurium compounds from molecular to supramolecular chemistry is depicted here with reference to some selected examples.


Organotellurium, Self-Assembly, Supramolecular associations, non-covalent interactions, Hypervalent.

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