adamantane

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adamantane

[‚ad·ə′man‚tān]
(organic chemistry)
A C10H16 alicyclic hydrocarbon whose structure has the same arrangement of carbon atoms as does the basic unit of the diamond lattice.
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This breakthrough described a new class of mesoscale open-frameworks with a structure based upon the linkage of [M.sup.2+] or metal-metal bonded [M.sub.2.sup.2+] units and adamantanoid [Ge.sub.4][S.sub.10.sup.4-] building-blocks and considered as contenders as heavy metal sponges for environmental clean-up applications.