Buckminsterfullerene C60: synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and structure analysis

  title={Buckminsterfullerene C60: synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and structure analysis},
  author={Gu Zhen-nan and Qian Jiuxin and Zhou Xihuang and Wu Yongqing and Z. Xing and Feng Sunqi and Gan Zizhao},
  journal={The Journal of Physical Chemistry},
The authors have synthesized C[sub 60] in gram quantities using the Kraetschmer and Huffman technique. The arc vaporization of a graphite rod was performed at 100 Torr in a static helium atmosphere. The yield by toluene extraction is 7% of the soot produced. C[sub 60] in the toluene extract was identified by mass, FTIR, and NMR spectroscopy. The result of analytical HPLC showed the content of C[sub 70] to be 13% in the toluene extract and 9% in the samples sublimated at 400C. X-ray and electron… Expand
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