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Name of this compound?

  1. Jan 14, 2017 #1
    A friend of mine showed me this molecule and asked me about certain properties like its resonance, donating/withdrawing properties, and that was fine until he worried about the naming conventions.
    Description of molec since this site won't let me upload the pic: napthalene molec atached to 2,3 or a cyclopentane, a benzene in the 5th position, a double bond going out of cyclopentane at posotion four, and a fluorene molec attached at middle upper point of the cyclopentane in fluorene.

    Honestly, looking it up was of no avail. So I tried "deconstructing" its parts:
    2,3-dihydro-1H-cyclopenta[ B] napthalene or 1H-Benz(F)indene,2,3-dihydro-

    So would this work? 4-diene-fluorene-1H-Benz(F)indene,2,3-dihydro-5-cyclopentylbenzene

    This undergrad stuff is long forgotten by me, so I would appreciate your help!

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  3. Jan 15, 2017 #2


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  4. Jan 15, 2017 #3
    Thanks! I will try this! =)
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