Influence of chelate ring type on chelate–chelate and chelate–aryl stacking: the case of nickel bis(dithiolene) Academic Article uri icon


  • Chelate-aryl and chelate-chelate stacking interactions of nickel bis(dithiolene) were studied at the CCSD(T)/CBS and DFT levels. The strongest chelate-aryl stacking interaction between nickel bis(dithiolene) and benzene has a CCSD(T)/CBS stacking energy of -5.60 kcal mol-1. The strongest chelate-chelate stacking interactions between two nickel bis(dithiolenes) has a CCSD(T)/CBS stacking energy of -10.34 kcal mol-1. The most stable chelate-aryl stacking has the benzene center above the nickel atom, while the most stable chelate-chelate dithiolene stacking has the chelate center above the nickel atom. Comparison of chelate-aryl stacking interactions of dithiolene and acac-type nickel chelate shows similar strength. However, chelate-chelate stacking is stronger for dithiolene nickel chelate than for acac-type nickel chelate, which has a CCSD(T)/CBS interaction energy of -9.50 kcal mol-1.

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Malenov, D. P., Veljković, D., Hall, M. B., Brothers, E. N., & Zarić, S. D.

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • January 2019