Saturnene has four moons: Reactions of C60 with ternary metal fluorides yielded fluorofullerenes from C60F2 to C60F48, including elusive saturnene, C60F20, which has now been characterized by X-ray crystallography. Four benzene molecules “hover” over this D5d molecule at the corners of a square inscribed in the idealized body-centered-cubic unit cell (see structure; F yellow). The tight unit-cell packing explains the very low solubility of saturnene.
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