Synthesis of polyynes to model the sp-carbon allotrope carbyne

@article{Chalifoux2010SynthesisOP,
  title={Synthesis of polyynes to model the sp-carbon allotrope carbyne},
  author={Wesley A. Chalifoux and Rik R. Tykwinski},
  journal={Nature Chemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={2},
  pages={967 - 971}
}
Carbyne is an allotrope of carbon composed of sp-hybridized carbon atoms. Although its formation in the laboratory is suggested, no well-defined sample is described. Interest in carbyne and its potential properties remains intense because of, at least in part, technological breakthroughs offered by other carbon allotropes, such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and graphene. Here, we describe the synthesis of a series of conjugated polyynes as models for carbyne. The longest of the series… 

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