Issue Date: October 23, 2006
'Sulflower' circulene debuts
Sometimes a molecule's name is inspiration enough to instigate its synthesis. But the molecule nicknamed "sulflower"—a mash-up of sulfur and flower—recently synthesized by a team in Russia, has more going for it than a clever moniker (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., DOI: 10.1002/anie.200602190). The compound (shown), also known as octathiocirculene, (C2S)8, represents a new form of carbon sulfide, according to Valentine G. Nenajdenko and colleagues at Moscow State University. Sulflower is the first fully heterocyclic . . .
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