High-resolution analysis of (Sc3C2)@C80 metallofullerene by third generation synchrotron radiation X-ray powder diffraction

Eiji Nishibori, Ikuya Terauchi, Makoto Sakata, Masaki Takata, Yasuhiro Ito, Toshiki Sugai, Hisanori Shinohara

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Abstract

The X-ray structure of Sc3C82 is redetermined by the MEM/Rietveld method by using synchrotron radiation powder data at SPring-8, where the C2 encapsulated structure available to discuss the Sc-Sc interatomic distances has been determined. The encapsulated three scandium atoms form a triangle shape. A spherical charge distribution originating from the C2 molecule is located at the center of the triangle. Interatomic distances between Sc and Sc are 3.61(3) Å in the triangle. The distance between Sc and the center of the C2 molecule is 2.07(1) Å.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19215-19219
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume110
Issue number39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 5
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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