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Structure -- Name error
- 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)
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.