Two isomers of C60F48: An indented fullerene

Sergei I. Troyanov, Pavel A. Troshin, Olga V. Boltalina, Ilya N. Ioffe, Lev N. Sidorov, Erhard Kemnitz

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Deflated buckyballs: The single-crystal structure of C60F48·2(mesitylene) revealed the presence of both D3 and S6 isomers in the same crystal. C(sp2)-C(sp2) bonds (1.30 Å) are much shorter than C(sp3)-C(sp3) bonds (1.54-1.63 Å). The C60 cage is characterized by concave areas in the regions of six double bonds (see picture). Each double bond is effectively shielded by four F atoms, which accounts for the low reactivity of C60F48.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2285-2287
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Flourine
  • Fullerenes
  • Polyaddition
  • Structure elucidation


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