Carbon scaffolding: building acetylenic all-carbon and carbon-rich compounds

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The preparation of acetylenic molecular and polymeric carbon allotropes and carbon-rich nanometre-sized structures opens new avenues of fundamental and technological research at the interface between chemistry and materials science. Unusual structures, high stability and useful electrical and nonlinear optical properties are some of the desirable characteristics of these materials.

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Diederich, F. Carbon scaffolding: building acetylenic all-carbon and carbon-rich compounds. Nature 369, 199–207 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1038/369199a0

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