Enhanced π···π interactions in α,β-unsaturated carbonyls

Lisa D. Harris, James A. Platts, Nicholas C. O. Tomkinson

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High level ab initio calcns. on complexes of benzene with acrolein and ethene reveal that π···π interactions to electron deficient acrolein are remarkably similar to those found in the benzene dimer.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)457-459
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • β-unsaturated carbonyls
  • benzene
  • benzene dimer

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