Clathrate Hydrates of Some Amines

Science  10 Feb 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3763, pp. 689-691
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3763.689-a


A crystallographic study of some alkylamine hydrates establishes that these are polyhedral clathrate hy drates. While the simpler alkylamines form hydrates with water structures re lated to those of the gas hydrates or the alkylonium salt hydrates, the di ethylamine and tert-butylamine hydrates have water frameworks forming cages which have not previously been ob served in the clathrate hydrates.