A scandium carbide endohedral metallofullerene: (Sc2C2)@C84

Chun Ru Wang, Tsutomu Kai, Testuo Tomiyama, Takuya Yoshida, Yuji Kobayashi, Eiji Nishibori, Masaki Takata, Makoto Sakata, Hisanori Shinohara

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Not Sc2@C86 but Sc2C2@C84: that is the conclusion of 13C NMR spectroscopic and synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction studies on a new metallofullerene obtained by arc discharge of Sc2O3/graphite rods. The picture shows a schematic representation of the deduced structure, in which the novel scandium carbide cluster Sc2C2 is encaged in D2d-C84.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-399
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 19
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbides
  • Cluster compounds
  • Fullerenes
  • Scandium
  • Structure elucidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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