A C2 molecule entrapped in the pentagonal-dodecahedral Y 2 cage in Y2C2@C82(III)

Eiji Nishibori, Shintaro Narioka, Masaki Takata, Makoto Sakata, Takashi Inoue, Hisanori Shinohara

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Abstract

Carbon-encapsulating metallofullerenes: A C2 molecule is entrapped in the pentagonal-dodecahedral charge density of Y2 in Y2C2@C82(III) according to the maximum entropy/Rietveld analysis of the synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction data, which clearly show an additional charge-density peak for C2 (blue) inside the pentagonal-dodecahedral Y2 cage (red) in Y 2C2@C82(III) (picture, left) but not in Y 2@C82(III) (right).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-348
Number of pages4
JournalChemPhysChem
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 13
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fullerenes
  • Structure elucidation
  • X-ray diffraction
  • Yttrium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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