Capturing the Labile Fullerene[50] as C50Cl10

State Key Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces and Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University, Xiamen, 361005, China.
Science (Impact Factor: 33.61). 05/2004; 304(5671):699. DOI: 10.1126/science.1095567
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    • "Hitherto, a number of fluorinated and chlorinated fullerenes have been synthesized, the structures of which have been characterized using single crystal XRD method [28,29,32,50e53]. Shown in Fig. 3 are the two-dimensional diagrams of some of the structures, namely, C 60 F 20 [53], C 50 Cl 10 [32] [54], C 60 Cl 24 [55], C 60 Cl 30 [56], C 76 Cl 24 [57] [58] and C 78 Cl 18 [29]. These structures have a common feature: their sp 2 -carbon skeletons can be drawn as diverse numbers of small carbon patches, which are isolated from each other by sp 3 atoms. "
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    • "A desirable way to reduce the reactivity and increase the stability of small fullerenes was to saturate each double bond by hydrogenation [2]. Recently, it has been reported that small fullerenes could be synthesized by the methods of covalently bonded assembly derivation and hydrogen (or chlorine) termination [3] [4] [5] [6], which meant that small fullerenes can be stabilized and synthesized through an optimized strategy in experiment. "
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