Controlling van der Waals Contacts in Complexes of Fullerene C60

J.L. Atwood, L.J. Barbour, M.W. Heaven, Colin Raston

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An impurity aids in the purification of C60. A 1:1 complex of C60 and calix[5]arene crystallizes from toluene (see picture) with the fullerenes organized in a one-dimensional zigzag array shrouded by a sheath of calixarenes. The complex forms in the presence of other globular molecules including C70, the major impurity in fullerite.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3254-3257
JournalAngewandte Chemie
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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