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Though it is highly unlikely, has any carbon compound been found to make an ionic bond and to exhibit ionic properties?

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Why unlikely? Ionic compounds of carbon have been known for ages. There are ionic carbides ($\ce{Al4C3}$, $\ce{CaC2}$, etc.), graphite intercalation compounds like $\ce{KC8}$, ionic derivatives of fullerenes and more.

Come to think of it, common $\ce{CaCO3}$ is certainly ionic and at the same time a compound of carbon, but this is most likely not what you want.

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There is also the classical case of the aromatic carbocations and carbanions; examples include tropylium bromide,

tropylium bromide

and sodium cyclopentadienide, which is used for preparing "sandwich compounds", among other uses.

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Perhaps what you meant to ask was

Are there any known organic compounds with ionic bonds?

Organic salts would be examples of organic compounds with ionic bonds. Here is a list of organic salts.

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