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Formation of Heterofullerenes by Direct Exposure of C60 to Boron Vapor

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  • Paul W. Dunk,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, 95 Chieftain Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306 (USA)
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  • Dr. Antonio Rodríguez-Fortea,

    1. Departament de Química Física i Inorganica, Universitat Rovira i Virgili c/Marcel⋅lí Domingo s/n, 43007 Tarragona (Spain)
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  • Dr. Nathan K. Kaiser,

    1. Ion Cyclotron Resonance Program, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 1800 East Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310 (USA)
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  • Prof. Hisanori Shinohara,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Institute for Advanced Research, Nagoya University, Nagoya, 464-8602 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Josep M. Poblet,

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    1. Departament de Química Física i Inorganica, Universitat Rovira i Virgili c/Marcel⋅lí Domingo s/n, 43007 Tarragona (Spain)
    • Josep M. Poblet, Departament de Química Física i Inorganica, Universitat Rovira i Virgili c/Marcel⋅lí Domingo s/n, 43007 Tarragona (Spain)

      Harold W. Kroto, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, 95 Chieftain Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306 (USA)

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  • Prof. Harold W. Kroto

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    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, 95 Chieftain Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306 (USA)
    • Josep M. Poblet, Departament de Química Física i Inorganica, Universitat Rovira i Virgili c/Marcel⋅lí Domingo s/n, 43007 Tarragona (Spain)

      Harold W. Kroto, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, 95 Chieftain Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306 (USA)

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  • H.W.K. gratefully acknowledges support from the Florida State University Research Foundation, and NSF DMR-06-54118 and Alan G. Marshall. J.M.P. and A.R.-F. gratefully acknowledge support from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (project No. CTQ2011-29054-C02-01 and Generalitat de Catalunya (2009SGR462 and XRQTC).

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Introducing boron: Heterofullerenes that incorporate boron have been scarcely studied because a formation route from C60 is not known. It is now reported that C59B, an electronically closed-shell species, is formed directly from pristine C60 in the gas-phase by facile atom exchange reactions.

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