Hirshfeld surface analysis of the `ordered' inner phase of the molecular capsule complex, [(chloroform)(6)@C-n-butylpyrogallolarene)(6)], provides insight into the intermolecular contacts and orientation of the solvent molecules. Molecular simulations show that adding two or three hydrogen molecules to the six solvent molecules is energetically favoured, and this correlates with NMR studies.
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