Posts Tagged ‘dimer product’

Cyclopentadiene: a hydrocarbon at the crossroads of …

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

organic chemistry. It does not look like much, but this small little molecule brought us ferrocene, fluxional NMR, aromatic anions and valley-ridge inflexion points. You might not have heard of this last one, but in fact I mentioned the phenomenon in my post on nitrosobenzene. As for being at a crossroads, more like a Y-junction. Let me explain why.