ladderane

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ladder +‎ -ane, from the resemblance of its chemical structure to a ladder.

Noun[edit]

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ladderane (plural ladderanes)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any of a class of polycyclic hydrocarbons, consisting of repeating cyclobutane moieties, that resemble ladders
    Aldrichimica Acta Volume 30 No 4 (pdf) from Sigma-Aldrich
    This process has been developed into an [n]ladderane synthesis by starting with the dihydro derivative 5 of Smith’s diene and working in tandem.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Preceded with [n] to indicate the number of rings.