A prism carbon molecule C20

Koichi Ohno, Hiroko Satoh, Takeaki Iwamoto

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A new carbon family with a prism structure has been found by quantum chemical calculations. The prism-C20 has a D10h structure with double-layered decagonal rings connected each other by ten vertical CC bonds. The CC bond lengths are 0.144 nm on the decagonal rings and 0.148 nm on the side faces. The diameter of the ring is 0.465 nm. The prism-C20 is expected to be stable, since the lowest energy barrier from it was estimated to be 158.0 kJ mol-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)712-714
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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