Noncovalent Bonding Interactions between Tetraphenylborate Anions and Paraquat and Diquat Dications

Gwilym J. Moody, Richard K. Owusu, Alexandra M Z Slawin, Neil Spencer, J. Fraser Stoddart*, J. D Ronald Thomas, David J. Williams

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Abstract

A ternary complex—in solution and in the crystal—with π‐π charge transfer interactions is formed be the dication paraquat (MeNC5H4C5H4NMe) and two tetraphenylborate anions. This involves face‐to‐face and face‐to‐edge interactions between pyridinium rings and phenyl rings. Scarcely more than a methyl group of the flat paraquat is discernable in the illustration on the right. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)890-892
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume26
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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