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Fulvalene is an organic compound with the molecular formula C10H8. It is of theoretical interest as one of the simplest non-benzenoid conjugated hydrocarbons. Fulvalene is an unstable isomer of the more common benzenoid aromatic compoundss naphthalene and azulene. It is also known as bicyclopentadienylidene.
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Fulvalene consists of two 5-membered rings, each with two double bonds, joined by yet a fifth double bond. It has D2h symmetry. It was long sought until 1958 when it was synthesized at Yale University by E. A. Matzner, working under W. von Doering.
Fulvalene as a ligand in organometallic chemistry
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