Bent and stretched but not yet to the breaking point: C(8)-C(16) sp carbon chains that span two platinum atoms and the first structurally characterized 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15-octayne. Academic Article uri icon


  • What kind of Maxwell's Demon is bending this C12 chain in the crystal lattice? When "stretched" by an additional four carbons, it straightens considerably, to a gentle S-shape.

published proceedings

  • Inorg Chem

author list (cited authors)

  • Mohr, W., Stahl, J., Hampel, F., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 90

complete list of authors

  • Mohr, W||Stahl, J||Hampel, F||Gladysz, JA

publication date

  • July 2001