Talk:Clathrate compound

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Structure -- Name error[edit]

The illustration shows the structure of triphenylmethane but it is labeled "triphenylcarbinol". AdderUser (talk) 03:27, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Over two years later, someone has placed a cleanup tag on the File:Clathrate compounds.png diagram (since transferred to Wikimedia Commons), so I have added a warning note to caption in this article. When the diagram is fixed or replaced with a correct one, please remove the warning note. -84user (talk) 02:44, 15 May 2010 (UTC)


A note about the clathrin protein seems relavent —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:10, 28 September 2008 (UTC)


Is a clathrate necessarily a three-dimensional compound? Such is implied by the "Related materials" section, which says:

Intercalation compounds are not 3-dimensional, unlike clathrate compounds.

However, the main example diagram - "the 3:1 inclusion complex of urea and 1,6-dichlorohexane" - appears distinctly flat, and thus essentially a two-dimensional lattice, although the accompanying text speaks of "hexagonal channels" rather than "hexagonal holes", thus implying that the hexagons are somehow aligned across layers.

Please clarify this if you can.

yoyo (talk) 18:39, 16 August 2015 (UTC)