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Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications
Volume 2006 (2006), Article ID 58937, 12 pages

Reactions Between Chalcogen Donors and Dihalogens/Interalogens: Typology of Products and Their Characterization by FT-Raman Spectroscopy

Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica ed Analitica, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, S.S. 554 Bivio per Sestu, Monserrato (CA) 09042, Italy

Received 22 June 2006; Revised 4 October 2006; Accepted 5 October 2006

Copyright © 2006 Massimiliano Arca et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The chemical bond and structural features for the most important classes of solid products obtained by reacting chalcogen donors with dihalogens and interhalogens are reviewed. Particular attention is paid to the information the FT-Raman spectroscopy can confidently give about each structural motif considered in the absence of X-ray structural analyses.