Ladderane meaning

(organic chemistry) Any of a class of polycyclic hydrocarbons, consisting of repeating cyclobutane moieties, that resemble ladders.

Aldrichimica Acta Volume 30 No 4 (pdf) from Sigma-AldrichThis process has been developed into an [n]ladderane synthesis by starting with the dihydro derivative 5 of Smith’s diene and working in tandem.

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Origin of ladderane

  • ladder +‎ -ane, from the resemblance of its chemical structure to a ladder.

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