(tricyclo[220.127.116.11,7]decane) is a colourless, crystalline compound with a
camphor-like odour. With a formula C10H16, it is a cycloalkane and also
the simplest diamondoid.
Adamantane was discovered in petroleum in 1933. Its name derived from the
Greek adamantinos (relating to steel or diamond), due to its diamond-like
structure. Adamantane is the most stable
isomer of C10H16.