Symmetry versus minimal pentagonal adjacencies in uranium-based polyoxometalate fullerene topologies.

Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition (Impact Factor: 11.34). 02/2009; 48(15):2737-40. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200805870
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ABSTRACT C U soon: Clusters containing 60, 44, and 36 uranyl peroxide hydroxide polyhedra (see picture) adopt fullerene topologies of maximum symmetry. The largest of these, denoted U60, is topologically identical to C(60) with no pentagonal adjacencies and the highest possible symmetry. U44 adopts the topology with maximum symmetry rather than that with the lowest number of pentagonal adjacencies.

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