The Simplest Patterns of Interpenetrated Honeycomb Layers – Counter examples to the Minimal Transitivity Principle?

19 February 2018, Version 1
This content is a preprint and has not undergone peer review at the time of posting.


The paper calls attention to the most symmetric interpenetration patterns of honeycomb layers. To the best of my knowledge, such patterns remained unknown so far. In my contribution a rigorous derivation of such patterns is given that makes use of a new approach to interpenetrating nets. The results are presented in a broad context of structural chemistry and crystal engineering.


interpenetrated layers
coordination chemistry
Structural Chemistry
Knots in chemistry
periodic entanglements


Comments are not moderated before they are posted, but they can be removed by the site moderators if they are found to be in contravention of our Commenting Policy [opens in a new tab] - please read this policy before you post. Comments should be used for scholarly discussion of the content in question. You can find more information about how to use the commenting feature here [opens in a new tab] .
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy [opens in a new tab] and Terms of Service [opens in a new tab] apply.