A ternary complex - in solution and in the crystal - with - charge transfer interactions is formed be the dication paraquat (MeNC5H4C5H4NMe) 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.
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1987|
Moody, GJ., Owusu, R., Slawin, AMZ., Spencer, N., & Stoddart, JF. (1987). Non-covalent bonding interactions between tetraphenyborate anions and paraquat and diquat dications. Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English, 29(9), 890-892. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.198708901