Unravelling the structure of the C60 and p-But -calix (8) arene complex

Xianjue Chen, Ramiz Boulos, Ashley Slattery, Jerry Atwood, Colin Raston

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    The structure of the C60 and p-But-calix[8]arene complex has been reinvestigated, showing an unprecedented continuous layered tetragonal array of fullerenes encapsulated by calixarenes. Electron diffraction data revealed the tetragonal symmetry, with a stepped structure observed by AFM and SEM, and the thickness of the basal plane was measured by XRD, as 2 nm. The molecular simulated arrangement of fullerenes accounts for the ability to take up to ca. 11% of fullerenes C70 in place of the smaller fullerene.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)11413-11416
    Number of pages4
    JournalChemical Communications
    Issue number57
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2015


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