Cyclobutyne (C4H4) is a hydrocarbon molecule containing a triple bond within a four carbon atom ring. This cycloalkyne is very unstable due to its high ring strain and has not been isolated in the pure state. However, osmium coordination complexes containing cyclobutyne have been synthesized.
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|Molar mass||52.076 g·mol−1|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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- Adams, Richard D.; Qu, Xiaosu (1996). "The Chemistry of Cyclobutyne and Cyclobutenyl Ligands in Metal Cluster Complexes". Synlett. 1996 (06): 493. doi:10.1055/s-1996-5466.
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