cyclophane

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cyclo- +‎ phane

Noun[edit]

cyclophane (plural cyclophanes)

  1. (organic chemistry) A hydrocarbon consisting an aromatic unit (typically a benzene ring) and an aliphatic chain that forms a bridge between two positions of the aromatic ring; more complex derivatives (the superphanes) with multiple aromatic units and bridges forming cagelike structures are known.
  2. (organic chemistry) Any cyclic structure used as a base phane in the nomenclature of complex organic compounds

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