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April 16, 2010

Carbobenzene: benzene with a difference

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , — Henry Rzepa @ 10:44 am

Some molecules, when you first see them, just intrigue. So it was with carbobenzene, the synthesis of a derivative of which was recently achieved by Remi Chauvin and co-workers (DOI: 10.1002/chem.200601193). Two additional carbon atoms have been inserted into each of the six C-C bonds in benzene.

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