Adamantane

 

Adamantane (tricyclo[3.3.1.13,7]decane) is a colourless, crystalline compound with a camphor-like odour.[2][3] With a formula C10H16, it is a cycloalkane and also the simplest diamondoid. Adamantane was discovered in petroleum in 1933.[4] Its name derived from the Greek adamantinos (relating to steel or diamond), due to its diamond-like structure.[5] Adamantane is the most stable isomer of C10H16.

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C10H16 closed structure comprising 4 benzene rings with hydrogen termination

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