Dewar benzene

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An isomer of benzene, C6H6. Dewar benzene has the systematic name bicyclo [2,2,0] hexa-2,5-diene, and is a nonplanar bicyclic molecule. It has a high bond strain and will spontaneously slowly convert to benzene. The unsubstituted compound was first synthesized in 1963.

Subjects: Chemistry.

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