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Structural relationship between a host included chain of spirocyclic water hexamers and bulk water--the role of water clusters in self assembly and crystallization processes.

Research paper by Rolando R Luna-García, Berenice M BM Damián-Murillo, Victor V Barba, Herbert H Höpfl, Hiram I HI Beltrán, Luis S LS Zamudio-Rivera

Indexed on: 17 Dec '05Published on: 17 Dec '05Published in: Chemical Communications



Abstract

Infinite chains of spirocyclic water hexamers are included in the crystal lattice of a tin complex with a curved, hydrophobic surface and only weak intermolecular bonding interactions between the host molecules, so that the enclosed water clusters might be reminiscent of the solvation sphere in solution.