inclusion compound

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in·clu·sion com·pound

the mechanical trapping of small molecules within spaces between other molecules, for example, the inclusion of iodine molecules by starch molecules to form the well-known red-to-black "addition compound"
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Bowen and Eastwood developed boron cage compounds (BCCs; boranes and carboranes) as fillers for shielding and absorbing neutrons.
This work is focused on water-soluble organic cage compounds as hosts, including cyclodextrins, cucurbituril, and calixarenes.