Cyclooctadiene

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A cyclooctadiene (sometimes abbreviated COD) is a cyclic diene with the formula C8H12. Focusing only on cis derivatives, four isomer are possible: 1,2, which is an allene, 1,3-, 1,4-, and 1,5-. Commonly encountered isomers are 1,3-cyclooctadiene and 1,5-cyclooctadiene, which is used as a ligand for transition metals.

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