Assisted π-stacking: a strong synergy between weak interactions†
Synergy between a pair of weak non-covalent interactions can predispose a molecular self-assembly towards a specific pathway. We report assisted π-stacking, a synergy between aromatic π-stacking and n → π* interactions that exhibits an unprecedented strength and thermal stability. Natural bond orbital analysis reveals the non-additive nature of the interaction.
- This article is part of the themed collections: 1st International Conference on Noncovalent Interactions and 20th Anniversary of the CRSI: Celebrating Indian Chemistry in ChemComm