cubane


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cubane

(ˈkjuːbeɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds)
a. a rare octahedral hydrocarbon formed by eight CH groups, each of which is situated at the corner of a cube. Formula: C8H8
b. (as modifier): cubane chemistry.
[C20: from cube1 + -ane]
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Lipscomb also knew of smaller boron compounds that resembled other carbon molecules: For example, the eight-carbon cubane matches with a six-boron hydride ion.
The molecule cubane consists of just eight carbon atoms bonded together in--as its name indicates--the shape of a cube, with hydrogen atoms at the corners.
At the time, cubane had one of the highest densities of any known hydrocarbon--1.
Solid cubane has been found to undergo a transition at 394 K from a low-temperature, orientationally ordered phase (R3) to a high-temperature, noncubic, orientationally disordered phase (R3 or R3m).
Cellular regulation of the iron responsive element binding protein: disassembly of the cubane iron-sulfur cluster results in high affinity RNA binding.
US -- For 20 years, researchers at the University of Chicago and the Naval Research Laboratory labored to find a use for cubane, one of the world's densest hydrocarbons.