annulene

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annulene

[′an·yə‚lēn]
(organic chemistry)
One of a group of monocyclic conjugated hydrocarbons which have the general formula [‒CH=CH‒]n .
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Under recent study has been the interacting-clouds in metacyclophanes, bond localization in benzannulenes, bond fixation in cyclobutadihydropyrenes, cyclophanes with jumbo-sized internal substituents, biradicaloid annulenes, and chromium carbonyl derivatives of both cyclophanes and benzannulenes.