Pi-stacking better without the aromatics?

  • Pi-stacking better without the aromatics? – Scientists in the US have discovered that electrons confined to their double bonds can sometimes deliver stronger pi-stacking interactions than those roaming free in aromatic systems. The discovery could have a big impact on the design of receptors and supramolecular assemblies that rely on delocalised systems, they say.

Chemist and writer Robert Slinn gives us his Slinn Pickings from the world of chemistry.