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I've read all the questions regarding chemical structure rendering that I could find on this website. I've decided to use chemfig to render the structures.

One certain type of bond, illustrated below, is missing from every chemical structure rendering package. How would I make the following type of bond?

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The variable position bond really should start at the centre of the ring (probably makes it even more tricky to do!) –  Joseph Wright Nov 25 '12 at 9:10
    
No, less tricky : just remove the shorten key in my code. –  unbonpetit Nov 25 '12 at 9:38
    
@JosephWright I know, but for some reason ChemDraw didn't let me do that... and since I'm interested in doing this in LaTeX, I didn't spend more time on it. –  CHM Nov 25 '12 at 18:11
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I suggest this method:

\chemfig{*6(-=-(-[,-1,,,draw=none]-[0,1.5,,,
shorten <= 10pt,preaction={draw=white,line width=6pt}]X)=-=)}

which gives

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Merci beaucoup! –  CHM Nov 25 '12 at 18:16
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