BARRELENE - (500-24-3)

Introduction

Name: barrelene; bicyclo[2.2.2]octa-2,5,7-triene
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 500-24-3
Chemical Formula: C8H8
Molar Mass: 104.14912 g
Mass Percent: C 92.257 %; H 7.7422 % 
Isomers:  styrene  •  cubane

Classification

• organic

Uses/Function

• "A family of barrelene and barrelene derivatives have been prepared which can be ROMPed [ring opening metathesis polymerization] to precursers to poly(phenylenevinylene) and poly(napthylenevinylene)." 1

Bonding

Bonding: polar covalent
Ionic Character: 10.61 %

For More Information

Wikipedia
Journals:
Howard E. Zimmerman, Science 191, 523-528 (1976)
H. Zimmerman, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 82, 1514-1515 (1960)

Sources

(1) - Wagaman, M. W.; Bellmann, E.; Grubbs, R. H., Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A. 1997, 355, 727.