The formation of all-carbon fullerene derivatives was observed in the course of the thermolysis of methano-fullerene derivatives. IR, UV-Vis, GPC, 13C-NMR, TG-MS, TOF-MS and STM data are consistent with the formation of all-carbon fullerene oligomers without a direct connection between fullerene cages but through one or two carbon atoms as bridges. Molecular masses up to 8000 amu have been detected by mass spectroscopy.
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