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Diamondoid architectures from halogen-bonded halides

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The reactions between a tetrahedrally-shaped tecton, tetrakis(4-(iodoethynyl)phenyl)methane, and tetraphenylphosphonium halides readily afford interpenetrated and densely packed diamondoid architectures sustained by C–I⋯X (X = chloride, bromide, iodide) interactions. In all these halogen-bonded networks, the halide anions act as four-connecting nodes, while the tetraphenylphosphonium cations provide essential templating information and structural support.

Graphical abstract: Diamondoid architectures from halogen-bonded halides

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The article was received on 17 Nov 2017, accepted on 15 Dec 2017 and first published on 15 Dec 2017

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC08839F
Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 607-610

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    Diamondoid architectures from halogen-bonded halides

    C. A. Gunawardana, M. Đaković and C. B. Aakeröy, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 607
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC08839F

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