Research Article: Bis(adamantan-1-aminium) carbonate

Date Published: April 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Monika Nowakowska, Caryn Gamble, Demetrius C. Levendis.


In the title compound, 2C10H18N+·CO32−, the adamantan-1-aminium cation forms three N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds to three carbonate ions, resulting in a layer parallel to (001) with the adamantane groups located on its surface so that adjacent layers form only C—H⋯H—C contacts. The carbonate anions occupy special positions of 32 symmetry, whereas the adamantan-1-aminium cations occupy special positions of 3 symmetry.

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For related structures, see: de Vries et al. (2011 ▶); Mullica et al. (1999 ▶); He & Wen (2006 ▶); Liu et al. (2009 ▶); Zhao et al. (2003 ▶). For applications of adamantane–ammonium salts in virology, see: Hoffmann (1973 ▶); Dolin et al. (1982 ▶); Bright et al. (2005 ▶); Betakova (2007 ▶). For applications of amines for the capture of CO2 from the atmosphere, see: Yang et al. (2008 ▶).