William Dichtel’s favorite structure is:



Source: Nature Chemistry (cropped from original)


This crystal structure was the first covalent organic framework to be isolated as a single crystal suitable for x-ray diffraction, ushering in a future of designed polymeric solids. I hope to see many more in the future!

Ref: Wuest and coworkers, Nature Chemistry, 2013, 5, 830–834.—William Dichtel

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