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  • noun organic chemistry A cycloalkene having an eight-membered ring and alternating single and double bonds; being nonplanar, it is not aromatic


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  • I dabbled in cyclooctatetraene chemistry and synthesized compounds such as the anion of triscyclooctatetraene niobium, and blue Ta (C8H8) Me3, prepared through addition of the dianion of cyclooctatetraene to tantalum trimethyldichloride, the only known alkyl of tantalum, which had been reported by G.L. Juvinall in 1964.

    Richard R. Schrock - Autobiography


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