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Thu, Jun 23, 2022 11:44 AM

Making Diamonds with ChemDraw

Making Diamonds with ChemDraw

Requires ChemDraw Professional 20 or above:

A quick step by step illustrated example starting from a Name to Structure of Adamantane

3D Clean-up

Clone with overlapping carbon atoms

Select all molecules and Join (Ctrl/Cmd + J) to join all closely overlapping carbons 


Finish with a 3D Clean-up.

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Dear ChemDalf,

thank you for this interesting post about adamantane and derivatives. However there is a slight mistake

oncerning the word  Diamonds. Why?

According to the following link and pictures, you must write : Making Diamondoids with ChemDraw

Diamondoid - Wikipedia

PLease note that Diamond and Graphite don ´t bear hydrogen atoms like in Diamondoid from Adamantane. They are not organic compounds.

For 1 and 2 p.e. you can see the presence of hydrogen in CS Chem NMR Pro or  in " Structure to name".

Can you, please,correct the title for the Chemmazin Community.

Thank you in advance for your help.


Diamondoids, from left to right adamantane, diamantane, triamantane and one isomer of tetramantane

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