ARV Swedish Design

Benzene cufflinks

190 EUR

Art. No.: 028

Benzene cufflinks


These solid silver cufflinks represent "aromaticity", one of the founding concepts in a wide range of organic chemistry from pharmaceuticals to light-emitting displays. One so-called resonance hybrid of a benzene molecule is worn on each cuff, locked into the design through the angled fastening. These resonance hybrids contribute equally to the structure of benzene found in Nature, and the concept is used in explanation of bonding and reactivity in molecules such as benzene. In 1890 the German chemist August Kekulé told a story about his work creating the theory, which he said came to him after a day dream about a snake biting its own tail (an ouroborous) and was first published in 1865.