Quantitative model for rationalizing solvent effect in noncovalent CH–Aryl interactions† †Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Correlation plots; proton and carbon NMR spectra of the molecular balances, and the xyz coordinate of the optimized geometries. See DOI: 10.1039/c5sc03550c

@article{Emenike2016QuantitativeMF,
  title={Quantitative model for rationalizing solvent effect in noncovalent CH–Aryl interactions† †Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Correlation plots; proton and carbon NMR spectra of the molecular balances, and the xyz coordinate of the optimized geometries. See DOI: 10.1039/c5sc03550c},
  author={Bright U. Emenike and Sara N. Bey and Brianna C. Bigelow and Srinivas V. S. Chakravartula},
  journal={Chemical Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={7},
  pages={1401 - 1407}
}
Establishing a linear relationship between CH–aryl interaction energies and the properties of the solvating media. 
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