Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pagodane (塔烷)

According to the wiki:

A pagoda (塔) is the general term in the English language for a tiered tower with multiple eaves common in Nepal, India, China,Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Burma and other parts of Asia. (source: wiki)

About twenty years ago, H. Prinzbach was able to synthesize an organic compound with a skeleton which resembles a pagoda by a 14-step sequence starting from isodrin. Thus he named the compound pagodane (塔烷).

I just knew this molecule from the book "Molecules With Silly Or Unusual Names" by Paul W. May the other day. So here is the bead model of this interesting molecule.

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