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The Cation−π Interaction

Ma, Jennifer C. and Dougherty, Dennis A. (1997) The Cation−π Interaction. Chemical Reviews, 97 (5). pp. 1303-1324. ISSN 0009-2665. doi:10.1021/cr9603744.

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Noncovalent interactions play a dominant role in many forefront areas of modern chemistry, from materials design to molecular biology. A detailed understanding of the physical origin and scope of such interactions has become a major goal of physical organic chemistry. Compared to the more conventional interactions such as hydrogen bonds, ion pairs (salt bridges), and the hydrophobic interaction, the cation-π interaction has been relatively underappreciated. It is not a new effect-experimental support for a prominent interaction in the gas phase appeared more than 15 years ago, and the potential for such an interaction has always been evident from an electrostatic analysis of benzene.

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Additional Information:© 1997 American Chemical Society. Received December 20, 1996 (Revised Manuscript Received March 17, 1997. D.A.D. thanks the many outstanding graduate students and postdocs who have contributed to our work on cation-π interactions over the years. The work at Caltech has been supported by the Office of Naval Research, the National Institutes of Health, and Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, to whom we are grateful.
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Official Citation:The Cation−π Interaction. Jennifer C. Ma and Dennis A. Dougherty. Chemical Reviews 1997 97 (5), 1303-1324. DOI: 10.1021/cr9603744
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