Web Date: September 29, 2015
Radialene Fills In A Hydrocarbon Gap
Radialenes are a unique class of star-shaped cyclic hydrocarbons that have double bonds radiating out from each carbon in the ring. Chemists have made the 3-, 4-, and 6-membered ring versions of these polyenes in the past, but never radialene. It has always been deemed too unstable.
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