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Molecular architecture using novel types of non-covalent π-interactions involving aromatic neutrals, aromatic cations and π-anions

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Abstract

A solid-state complex utilizing non-covalent interactions between two aromatic cations is synthesized and characterized. The X-ray study of the structure shows that the anion templated π+–π+ interactions are the major driving force in the crystal packing, while π+–π, π–π, π–anion and π+–anion interactions assist the overall stabilization of self-assembly. In addition, we also identify the cation-mediated non-covalent interaction between two π anions (π–π interaction). The interaction energies of the important driving forces (π+–π+, π+–π, π–anion, π+–anion, and π–π interactions) observed in the crystal structure are calculated using dispersion-corrected density functional theory (DFT-D).

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The article was received on 28 Sep 2012, accepted on 04 Dec 2012 and first published on 02 Jan 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26577J
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 1285-1288
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    Molecular architecture using novel types of non-covalent π-interactions involving aromatic neutrals, aromatic cations and π-anions

    S. K. Seth, P. Manna, N. J. Singh, M. Mitra, A. D. Jana, A. Das, S. R. Choudhury, T. Kar, S. Mukhopadhyay and K. S. Kim, CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 1285
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26577J

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