Scheer, Manfred and Schindler, Andrea and Merkle, Roger and Johnson, Brian P. and Linseis, Michael and Winter, Rainer F. and Anson, C. and Virovets, Alexander (2007) Fullerene C60 as an Endohedral Molecule within an Inorganic Supramolecule. Journal of the American Chemical Society 129 (44), pp. 13386-13387.
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C60[Cu26Cl26L213(CH3CN)9] (L = H2O) represents a first example of a complete encapsulation of C60 itself by an inorganic fullerene-like system via molecular recognition of the five- and sixfold-symmetric structural motif of C60. The product exhibits an inorganic cover consisting of 99 inorganic core atoms from pentaphosphaferrocene and Cu(I) chloride building blocks. This is the first instance of a hollow structure that completely encapsulates C60. The overall spherical molecule possesses an outer diameter of 2.3 nm and shows a remarkable electronic interaction between C60 and the encapsulating giant molecule.
|Institutions:||Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institut für Anorganische Chemie > Arbeitskreis Prof. Dr. Rainer Winter|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||29 Mar 2010 08:44|
|Last Modified:||29 Mar 2010 08:44|