Synthesis and structure of all-carbon bisfullerene C121

Hidekazu Shimotani, Jian Wang, Nita Dragoe, Koichi Kitazawa

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Abstract

We report the synthesis of the a bisfullerene C121, the first all-carbon molecule to contain a homofullerene unit. This unsymmetrical bisfullerene was obtained as the major product of the solid-state thermolysis of a mixture of C60CBr2 and C60. Theoretical calculations showed that the stability of the homofullerene isomer of C121 is higher than that of the more common isomer, the methanofullerene.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanonetwork Materials
Subtitle of host publicationFullerenes, Nanotubes, and Related Systems
EditorsTsuneya Ando, Yoshihiro Iwasawa, Koichi Kikuchi, Yahachi Saito, Susumu Saito, Mototada Kobayashi
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Pages397-400
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0735400326, 9780735400320
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Oct 16
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Symposium on Nanonetwork Materials: Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Related Systems 2001 - Kamakura, Japan
Duration: 2001 Jan 152001 Jan 18

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume590
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherInternational Symposium on Nanonetwork Materials: Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Related Systems 2001
CountryJapan
CityKamakura
Period01/1/1501/1/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Shimotani, H., Wang, J., Dragoe, N., & Kitazawa, K. (2001). Synthesis and structure of all-carbon bisfullerene C121. In T. Ando, Y. Iwasawa, K. Kikuchi, Y. Saito, S. Saito, & M. Kobayashi (Eds.), Nanonetwork Materials: Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Related Systems (pp. 397-400). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 590). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1420136