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cyclobutadiene


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A short-lived cyclic diene hydrocarbon, C4H4, with its four carbon atoms in a square ring. It is made by degradation of its metal complexes, and has a short lifetime of a few seconds. It undergoes addition reactions with alkynes.

Subjects: Chemistry.


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