|Preferred IUPAC name
Benzocyclobutene (not in accordance with IUPAC nomenclature)
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Boiling point||150 °C (302 °F; 423 K)|
Refractive index (nD)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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BCB is frequently used to create photosensitive polymers. BCB-based polymer dielectrics may be spun on or applied to various substrates for use in Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and microelectronics processing. Applications include wafer bonding, optical interconnects, low-? dielectrics, or even intracortical neural implants.
Benzocyclobutene is a strained system which, upon heating to approximately 180 °C, causes the cyclobutene to undergo a conrotatory ring-opening reaction, forming o-xylylene. Since this process destroys the aromaticity of the benzene ring, the reverse reaction is highly favored.
The benzocyclobutene moiety has also appeared in a number of chemical compounds with pharmacological properties such as ivabradine and S33005. Additionally, the benzocyclobutene analog of 2C-B has been prepared and a benzocyclobutene-derived amphetamine has been patented.