C60: From Soot to Superconductors

François Diederich, Robert L. Whetten

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Fullerene research will shortly revolutionize chemistry says the author of this highlight. At the spring meeting of the American Chemical and Physical Societies there were already a whole series of lectures devoted to this fascinating new class of compounds. C60 is commercially available and has been oxidized, reduced, hydrogenated, fluorinated, and derivatized in many other ways. Most spectacular of course is that RbxC60 is a superconductor with Tc = 30 K. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)678-680
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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