Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1993, 58, 1465-1475

World of van der Waals Species

Pavel Hobza and Rudolf Zahradník

J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 182 23 Prague 8, Czech Republic


Van der Waals species (molecules, ions, radicals) attract the attention of chemists, chemical physicists and molecular biologists. Study of these systems presents a real challenge for both experimentalists and theorists. The main features of the contemporary possibilities for quantum chemical treatment are illustrated mostly on systems studied in the authors' laboratory. Prospects in the area are briefly outlined.