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Triptycenes are a class of aromatic hydrocarbons. The parent compound triptycene is the Diels-Alder reaction product of anthracene and benzyne. The compound has a paddlewheel configuration with D3h symmetry. Barrelenes are conceptually related compounds. The hydrocarbon framework is very rigid and is therefore incorporated in many organic compounds as a molecular scaffold for instance in molecular motors  or as a ligand for example in this hydrocyanation  :
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