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Structural formula of hexaoxotricyclobutabenzene Ball and stick model of hexaoxotricyclobutabenzene
CAS number 144191-88-8 YesY
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Molecular formula C12O6
Molar mass 240.12 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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Hexaoxotricyclobutabenzene is an organic compound with formula C12O6. It can be viewed as the sixfold ketone of tricyclobutabenzene.

It is an oxides of carbon, detected by 13C NMR in 2006.[1][2]


  1. ^ Hamura, T.; Ibusuki, Y.; Uekusa, H.; Matsumoto, T.; Siegel, J. S.; Baldridge, K. K.; Suzuki, K. (2006). "Dodecamethoxy- and Hexaoxotricyclobutabenzene: Synthesis and Characterization". Journal of the American Chemical Society 128 (31): 10032–10033. doi:10.1021/ja064063e. PMID 16881630. 
  2. ^ Butenschön, H. (2007). "A new oxocarbon C12O6 via highly strained benzyne intermediates". Angewandte Chemie 46 (22): 4012–4014. doi:10.1002/anie.200700926. PMID 17508349.