Making Diamonds from Petroleum Waste: Synthesis of 2-Adamantyl Metal Complexes

Imagine breaking a diamond down its smallest molecular repeating structure. The kind you would need a really strong microscope to see; what would you get? If you guessed Adamantane, you are correct!
What if I told you these diamondoids are extracted as waste during petroleum extraction, wouldn’t it be great if we could use them for something? In this publication, we share ways of functionalizing these molecules to make them useful.

Read more about this work here.

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