An anomalous endohedral structure of Eu@C 82 metallofullerenes

Bao Yun Sun, Toshiki Sugai, Eiji Nishibori, Kenichi Iwata, Makoto Sakata, Masaki Takata, Hisanori Shinohara

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(Chemical Equation Presented) A question of symmetry: Unlike other mono-metallofullerenes, the cage structures of Eu@C 82 (isomers I and III) have been shown to have C s (no. 6) and C 2v symmetry, respectively, by the maximum entropy method using synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction data. In both isomers (see structures) the Eu ion (turquoise) is located near the top of the carbon cage adjacent to a C-C double bond.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4568-4571
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul 18
Externally publishedYes


  • Electronic structure
  • Inclusion complexes
  • Metallofullerenes
  • Structure elucidation
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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