As a method to generate all-carbon molecules having highly reactive polyyne units from stable precursors, the [2 + 2] cycloreversion of [4.3.2]propella-1,3,11-triene derivatives was developed. To test the efficiency of this method, the reaction was first applied to simple diethynyl- and dibutadiynyl-substituted propellatrienes, which produced upon UV-irradiation linear hexatriyne and decapentayne derivatives, respectively. Next, dehydro-, -, -, -, and annulene derivatives annelated by the [4.3.2]propellatriene units were prepared as precursors to the corresponding cyclo[n]carbons, a monocyclic form of carbon clusters. Laser-desorption mass spectra of the dehydroannulenes exhibited, in the negative mode, peaks due to the corresponding cyclo[n]carbon anions (n = 12, 16, 18, 20, and 24) formed by successive losses of aromatic indane fragments. Solution photolysis of the dehydroannulene and dehydro annulene derivatives formed reactive polyyne intermediates by [2 + 2] cycloreversion which were intercepted by furan to give the corresponding Diels-Alder adducts. The structures and spectroscopic properties of the dehydroannulenes annelated by the [4.3.2]propellatriene units, the precursors to cyclo[n]carbons, and those annelated by the oxanorbornadiene units, the products of the photolysis in furan, are discussed.