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Patent Number: 5,436,315
Polycarbynes prepared from a soluble source of electrons and an organic monomer or co-monomer containing at least one carbyne group in an ethereal, polyethereal, or hydrocarbon solvent are presented. A wide variety of arylcarbyne and/or alkylcarbyne monomers and co-monomers can be combined with a source of electrons soluble in an ethereal, polyethereal, or hydro-carbon solvent to form novel polycarbyne polymers. These polycarbyne polymers can be used to form synthetic diamond materials, fibers, and other materials that can withstand extreme conditions.