Stacking interactions between cyclohexane and benzene were studied in crystal structures from the Cambridge Structural Database and by ab initio calculations. Calculated at the very accurate CCSD(T)/CBS level of theory, the cyclohexane-benzene interaction energy is -3.27 kcal mol-1, which is significantly stronger than the interaction in the benzene dimer (-2.84 kcal mol-1) indicating the importance of aliphatic-aromatic interactions.
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