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(organic chemistry)
C4H8 An alicyclic hydrocarbon, boiling point 11°C; synthesized as a condensable gas; used in organic synthesis. Also known as tetramethylene.



(also tetramethylene), an alicyclic hydrocarbon; a colorless gas, with a weak odor, a boiling point of 12.9°C, and a density of 0.703 g/cm3 (at 0°C).

Cyclobutane is insoluble in water but is soluble in alcohol, acetone, and ether. It has all the chemical properties characteristic of cycloparaffins. It may be obtained from 1,4-dibromo butane and by other methods. Octafluorocyclobutane, C4F8, produced by the dimerization of tetrafluoroethylene is used in industry as a freon.

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His design employs either polyesters (more sustainable due to access to bio-based raw materials) or poly-imides (for high-temperature applications) that are functionalized with cyclobutane substrates through the photochemistry of maleic anhydrides, which undergo a [2[Plus]2] cycloaddition reaction to form cyclobutanes when exposed to one wavelength of light and the reverse when exposed to another.
of Maryland, US), contains 23 chapters examining theoretical and physical organic chemical aspects of cyclobutanes and their derivatives.
Comparisons are made between the conventional strain energy of cyclopropane and cyclobutane, methylcyclobutane, and the dimethyl-substituted cyclobutanes.
Finally, the calculated strain energies are compared to those of cyclopropane, cyclobutane, azetidine, phosphetane, 1,2-oxazetidine, and 1,3-oxazetidine.
Finally, the calculated strain energies are compared to those of cyclopropane, cyclobutane, oxaziridine, azetidine, phosphetane, diazetidine, and diphosphetane.
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The Chemistry of Cyclobutanes provides an in depth and comprehensive review of cyclobutanes and includes chapters on the theoretical and computational foundations; on analytical and spectroscopical aspects with dedicated chapters on Mass Spectrometry, NMR and IR/UV.
5 Acidity and basicity of cyclobutanes (Esther Quintanilla, Juan Z.
6 NMR spectroscopy of cyclobutanes (Peter Rudolf Seidl and Jacques Fernandes Dias).
7 Mass spectrometry and gas-phase ion chemistry of cyclobutanes (Dietmar Kuck).
13 Cation radicals in the synthesis and reactions of cyclobutanes (Nathan L.