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Access to an Unexplored Chiral C82 Cage by Encaging a Divalent Metal: Structural Elucidation and Electrochemical Studies of Sm@C2(5)-C82

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  • Dr. Wei Xu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State Key Lab of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62751708
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  • Ben Niu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State Key Lab of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62751708
    2. School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150081 (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Dr. Lai Feng,

    Corresponding author
    1. Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Thin Films and School of Energy, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006 (P.R. China)
    • Lai Feng, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Thin Films and School of Energy, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006 (P.R. China)===

      Zujin Shi, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State Key Lab of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62751708===

      Yongfu Lian, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150081 (P.R. China)===

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  • Prof. Dr. Zujin Shi,

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State Key Lab of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62751708
    • Lai Feng, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Thin Films and School of Energy, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006 (P.R. China)===

      Zujin Shi, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State Key Lab of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62751708===

      Yongfu Lian, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150081 (P.R. China)===

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  • Prof. Yongfu Lian

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150081 (P.R. China)
    • Lai Feng, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Thin Films and School of Energy, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006 (P.R. China)===

      Zujin Shi, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State Key Lab of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62751708===

      Yongfu Lian, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150081 (P.R. China)===

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Abstract

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Access to a chiral C82 cage: Encaging a divalent samarium atom has provided access to an unexplored chiral cage of C2(5)-C82 that has never been reported for trivalent M@C82 or empty fullerenes. Inside this cage, a wandering Sm atom has been identified using crystallographic methods. In addition, electrochemical studies of Sm@C2(5)-C82 have been performed to explore its oxidation properties (see figure).

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