Isolation and Characterization of C80 (pages 1732–1734)
Frank H. Hennrich, Rudi H. Michel, Achim Fischer, Sabine Richard-Schneider, Stefan Gilb, Prof. Manfred M. Kappes, Dr. Dirk Fuchs, Martin Bürk, Dr. Kaoru Kobayashi and Prof. Shigeru Nagase
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.199617321
One isomer of C80 with D2 symmetry (shown on the right) is isolated from carbon so⊙t generated by graphite arc discharge in helium. A comparison of the experimentally determined 13C NMR shifts with those obtained from ab initio calculations indicates that this isomer corresponds to the most stable D2 form.