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CAS number 332104-93-5 YesY
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Molecular formula C13H20
Molar mass 176.30 g mol−1
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Tetracyclopropylmethane is an organic compound, a polycyclic hydrocarbon with formula C13H20, or (C3H5-)4C. The carbon skeleton of its molecule consists of four cyclopropane rings attached to a central carbon atom.

This compound was synthesized in 2001 by Armin de Meijere and others, with dicyclopropyldiethenylmethane as an intermediate step.[1] In the solid state, the molecules have a propeller shape with S4 symmetry.


  1. ^ Kozhushkov, Sergei I.; Kostikov, Rafael R.; Molchanov, Alexander P.; Boese, Roland; Benet-Buchholz, Jordi; Schreiner, Peter R.; Rinderspacher, Christopher; Ghiviriga, Ion; De Meijere, Armin. (2001). "Tetracyclopropylmethane: a unique hydrocarbon with S4 symmetry". Angewandte Chemie, International Edition 40 (1): 180–183. doi:10.1002/1521-3773(20010105)40:1<180::AID-ANIE180>3.0.CO;2-K.