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Planar-tetracoordinate carbon in a neutral saturated hydrocarbon: theoretical design and characterization

Rasmussen, Danne; Radom, Leo


Exact planarity at the central carbon atom is achieved, according to molecular orbital calculations, in the strained polycyclic cage hydrocarbon dimethanospiro[2.2]octaplane (see structure). There are no glaringly long C-C bonds, which might have reflected inherent instability in this molecule that is yet to be synthesized.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Angewandte Chemie International Edition


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