Metric engineering of crystalline inclusion compounds by structural mimicry

K. Travis Holman, Michael D. Ward

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The structural robustness and flexibility of hydrogen-bonded host frameworks are exploited to produce inclusion compounds (such as that shown in the picture) with host-guest organization that mimics, almost exactly, the packing features that are innate to the crystal structures of the respective pure guests. Using only the lattice parameters that define the two- dimensional herringbone packing motif in crystals of these guests, the crystalline architecture and specific metric parameters of corresponding inclusion compounds can be reliably predicted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1653-1656
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 2 2000


  • Arenes
  • Clathrates
  • Crystal engineering
  • Inclusion compounds
  • Template synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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