• “So Long, Long Bond?”

    After more than 40 years, the long C-C bond in 5-cyano-1,3-didehydroadamantane (CTCDEC) has been re-determined.  The long bond between the bridgehead carbon atoms in the cyclopropane ring was originally reported in the paper by C.S.Gibbons and J.Trotter.[1] At 1.643(4) Å in length, it has been used as an example of a long C-C bond and is highlighted here by the yellow spheres. 

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  • A look at some festive structures

    Happy Holidays!! 
     
    This time of year, an abundance of special seasonal and holiday images surround us. Naturally, we at the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre want to contribute and we went on the search for festive structures within the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) to liven up your day!
     
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