Bullvalene meaning

(organic chemistry) A tetracyclic hydrocarbon whose structure is constantly changing between 1,209,600 possible tautomers.
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Origin of bullvalene

  • from the nickname of one the scientists who predicted its properties in 1963 and the underlying concept of valence tautomerism, William "Bull" Doering. Chosen to rhyme with fulvalene.
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