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Polycyclic compound

In organic chemistry, a polycyclic compound is a cyclic compound with more than one hydrocarbon loop or ring structures (benzene rings) [1] . The term generally includes all polycyclic aromatic compounds, including the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, the heterocyclic aromatic compounds containing sulfur, nitrogen, oxygen, or another non-carbon atoms, and substituted derivatives of these.

See also Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon.


  1. ^ March, Jerry (1985). Advanced Organic Chemistry, Reactions, Mechanisms and Structure, third Edition, John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-85472-7. 
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