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|Molar mass||136.234 g/mol|
|Melting point||163 to 164.8 °C (325.4 to 328.6 °F; 436.1 to 437.9 K)|
|Dipole moment||0 D|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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Twistane (IUPAC name: tricyclo[4.4.0.03,8]decane) is an organic compound with the formula C10H16. It is a cycloalkane and an isomer of the simplest diamondoid, adamantane, and like adamantane, is not very volatile. Twistane was named for the way its rings are permanently forced into the cyclohexane conformation known as the "twist-boat".
The only symmetry operation in twistane is rotation, and there exists three 2-fold axes as shown in the left picture. Thus the point group of twistane is D2. Although twistane has four stereocenters, it only exists as two enantiomers. This is because it is symmetric along its C2 axis.
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