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In this work an attempt was made to synthesize a species containing two benzocyclobutenyl groups in one molecule. It would be of interest to compare the properties and reactivity of such a compound and its percursors with those of benzocyclobutene itself, and its precursors. A number of substituted benzocyclobutenes have been reported in the literature, including benzo [1,2:4,5'] dicyclobutene with two fused fourmembered rings.No compound has been reported, however, with two benzocyclobutenyl groups in one molecule.
Urbanik, Arthur Ronald, "Synthetic Studies In The 2,2',3,3'- And 3,3',4,4'- Tetramethylbiphenyl Systems." (1967). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 9928.