hexaphenylethane

hexaphenylethane

[¦hek·sə¦fen·əl′eth‚ān]
(organic chemistry)
(C6H5)3CC(C6H5)3 The dimer of triphenylmethyl radical.
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He next tried to attach six benzene rings to two carbon atoms hooked together, thus forming hexaphenylethane. This he could not do, but he did get a strongly colored compound that did not have the properties to be expected of hexaphenylethane.
The hexaphenylethane tended to break in two and leave him with two single carbon atoms, each with three benzene rings attached-triphenylmethyl.