Volume 84 Issue 43 | p. 51 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 23, 2006

'Sulflower' circulene debuts

Department: Science & Technology

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 octathio[8]circulene, (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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