annulene

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annulene (plural annulenes)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any monocyclic hydrocarbon, of general formula CnHn (where n is even), or CnHn+1 (where n is odd).

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If n is greater than 6 (benzene) they are named [n]annulene e.g. [9]annulene.