This term has inconsistently been used to mean cyclohepta-1,3,5-trienes or to mean cyclohepta-1,3,5-trienes in dynamic equilibrium with bicyclo-[4.1.0]hepta-2,4-dienes
, so that the structure of the bulk substance is indeterminate in the time scale of the method of observation. Use of this term is therefore discouraged.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307
(Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995))
on page 1373
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