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Patent Number: 5,463,018
Polycarbynes, such as doped polycarbynes, prepared from a soluble source of electrons and an organic monomer or co-monomer containing at least one carbyne group and, optionally, containing a doping agent, in an ethereal, poly ethereal, 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 hydrocarbon 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 con ditions.