Synthesis of Linear Acetylenic Carbon: The "sp" Carbon Allotrope

  title={Synthesis of Linear Acetylenic Carbon: The "sp" Carbon Allotrope},
  author={Richard J. Lagow and Joel J. Kampa and Han-Chao Wei and Scott L. Battle and John W. Genge and David A. Laude and Carla J. Harper and Robert Bau and Raymond C. Stevens and James F. Haw and Eric J Munson},
  pages={362 - 367}
A carbon allotrope based on "sp" hybridization containing alternating triple and single bonds (an acetylenic or linear carbon allotrope) has been prepared. Studies of small (8 to 28 carbon atoms) acetylenic carbon model compounds show that such species are quite stable (130� to 140�C) provided that nonreactive terminal groups or end caps (such as tert-butyl or trifluoromethyl) are present to stabilize these molecules against further reactions. In the presence of end capping groups, laser-based… 

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