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Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)

Access to an unexplored chiral C82  cage by encaging a divalent metal: structural elucidation and electrochemical studies of Sm@C2(5)-C82.


PMID 23033122

Abstract

Access to a chiral C(82)  cage: Encaging a divalent samarium atom has provided access to an unexplored chiral cage of C(2)(5)-C(82) that has never been reported for trivalent M@C(82) or empty fullerenes. Inside this cage, a wandering Sm atom has been identified using crystallographic methods. In addition, electrochemical studies of Sm@C(2)(5)-C(82) have been performed to explore its oxidation properties (see figure).