Bridged Compounds

Bridged ring compound refers to any two rings in the compound, which share two non-directly connected carbon atoms, and are classified into bicyclic hydrocarbons, tricyclic hydrocarbons, tetracyclic hydrocarbons, etc. Carbon atoms used in two or more rings are bridgehead carbon atoms, and the bond connecting the bridgehead carbon atoms is called a bridge. Bridged ring compounds are a class of organic compounds that are widely present in nature and usually have important physiological activities, such as the famous anticancer drug paclitaxel and antimalarial drug artemisinin.