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A yellow liquid cyclic compound, C8H8, with eight carbon atoms and four double bonds in its ring; b.p. 142°C. It is made by polymerizing ethyne (acetylene) in the presence of nickel salts. It forms addition compounds and certain metal complexes, such as uranocene, (C8H8)2U.

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