Some substances especially among organic ones have structures that their shapes somehow resemble well-known entities in our environment. Sulflower, a type of carbon sulfide with the molecular formula C16S8, is one of such substances with a molecular shape resembling sunflower and as a result, a portmanteau of sulfur and sunflower has been used to name it. Sulflower is a stable heterocyclic octacirculene based on thiophene and besides resembling sunflower, its structure is planar (it is a flat molecule).




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