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Nature of anion-templated π+–π+ interactions

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Interaction between positively charged aromatic groups (π+–π+) is characterized by anti-parallel, displaced-stacked structures in the presence of counteranions. Binding energies of pyridinium, N-methylpyridinium and N-methylimidazolium dimers are much larger than that of benzenepyridine (π–π) and pyridinium–benzene+–π). Stabilization is attributed to attractive electrostatic interaction with significant dispersion contribution.

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The article was received on 09 Feb 2011, accepted on 06 May 2011 and first published on 31 May 2011

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP20348G
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011,13, 11841-11845

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    Nature of anion-templated π+–π+ interactions

    I. Geronimo, N. Jiten Singh and K. S. Kim, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 11841
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CP20348G

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