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Benzocyclobutadiene is the simplest polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, being composed of a benzene ring fused to a cyclobutene ring. It has chemical formula C8H6 and CAS number [ ]. It is antiaromatic, because it has 2n pi electrons. For this reason the compound is very reactive. It will easily dimerize or polymerize and reacts as the dienophile in Diels-Alder reactions 
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