Volume 96 Issue 11 | p. 11 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 12, 2018 | Web Date: March 8, 2018

Chemists break record for longest C–C bond

New compound contains a 1.806-Å-long alkane bond that stretches beyond theoretical limit
By Tien Nguyen
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Organic SCENE
Keywords: Synthesis, longest alkane, hydrocarbon, dihydropyracylene, scissor effect

The single carbon-carbon bond is among the most familiar covalent connections in organic compounds. But a new study suggests that chemists have yet to fully explore the limits of this basic bond.

Scientists have previously found that these ubiquitous bonds, which typically measure about 1.54 Å in length, can be elongated through the use of bulky substituents to endow molecules with special properties. Now, researchers led by Takanori Suzuki and . . .

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