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Nanotechnology - Fullerenes
New nanotechnology - fullerenes study findings have been reported from Lanzhou University
November 15th, 2010
"Kekul, count is not as useful in predicting the thermodynamic stability of fullerenes as it is for benzenoid hydrocarbons. For example, the Kekul, count of the icosahedral C-60, the most stable fullerene molecule, is surpassed by its 20 fullerene isomers (Austin et al. in Chem Phys Lett 228:478-484, 1994)," scientists in Lanzhou, People's Republic of China report.
"This article investigates the role of Clar number in predicting the stability of fullerenes from Clar's ideas in benzenoids. We find that the experimentally characterized fullerenes attain the maximum Clar numbers among their fullerene isomers. Our computations show that among the 18 fullerene isomers of C-60...
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Source: VerticalNews Nanotechnology (2010-11-15)