Synthesis and Structural Analysis of One-Dimensional sp-Hybridized Carbon Chain Molecules


  • This work was supported by the SRC/ERC program (R11-2007-107-02001-0) and the WCU program (R32-2008-000-10098-0) through KOSEF funded by MEST.


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Revelation: The synthesis and characterization of sp-hybridized carbon chain molecules, such as carbyne and polyyne, have been challenging topics in chemistry. Recent research on the synthesis and X-ray crystallographic analysis of a series of tBu-end-capped polyynes provides empirical evidence for the linear structure of sp-hybridized carbon chains.