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CAS number 5603-27-0
ChemSpider 16736517
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Molecular formula C10H12
Molar mass 132.20 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Basketane is a polycyclic alkane with the chemical formula C10H12. The name is taken from its structural similarity to a basket shape.[1] Basketane was first synthesized in 1966, independently[2] by Masamune[3] and Dauben and Whalen.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ basketane at Chemistry
  2. ^ A. P. Marchand (1989). "Synthesis and chemistry of homocubanes, bishomocubanes, and trishomocubanes". Chem. Rev. 89 (5): 1011–1033. doi:10.1021/cr00095a004. 
  3. ^ S. Masamune, H. Cuts, M. G. Hogben (1966). "Strained systems. VII. Pentacyclo[,5.03,8.04,7]deca-9-ene, basketene.". Tetrahedron Lett. 7 (10): 1017–1021. doi:10.1016/S0040-4039(00)70232-2. 
  4. ^ W. G. Dauben, D. L. Whalen (1966). "Pentacyclo[,5.03,8.04,7]decane and pentacyclo[,5.03,8.04,7]nonane". Tetrahedron Lett. 7 (31): 3743–3750. doi:10.1016/S0040-4039(01)99958-7. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Gavin T. Binmore, Ernest W. Della, G. M. Elsey, N. J. Head, J. C. Walton (1994). "Homolytic Reactions of Homocubane and Basketane: Rearrangement of the 9-Basketyl Radical by Multiple β-Scissions". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 116 (7): 2759–2766. doi:10.1021/ja00086a009.