Gigging Benzene Academic Article uri icon


  • Go Aggies! Go Chemikers! The word "gig" applies to a multipronged metal tool for hunting frogs and fish. It constitutes part of a rallying cry, "gig 'em" that inspires Texas A&M Aggies to victory in athletic and academic competitions. This Highlight examines recent victories in the C....._ C cleavage of benzene made possible by a four-pronged iridium gig that yields a "spring-loaded" norbornadiene-like structure with significant ring strain.

altmetric score

  • 13.55

author list (cited authors)

  • Luu, Q. H., Fiedler, T., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • May 2017