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   Accessible Chemical Space of Alkanes
Exploration of the Accessible Chemical Space of Acyclic Alkanes
R. S. Paton and J. M. Goodman J. Chem. Inf. Model. 2007, 47, 2124-2132.
DOI: 10.1021/ci700246b

It is not possible to make most large alkanes. The number which can be made can be calculated using the:
isomer counting applet

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