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Spirobicycloalkane

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  • A spirobicycloalkane is a bicycloalkane whose molecule has only one carbon atom shared by the two rings in the molecule. The carbon atom shared by the two rings is called the spirocarbon. A chain of bonds originating and ending at the spirocarbon is called a bridge.

    eg:       spiro[4.5]decane

     

    see also bridged bicycloalkane