Higher fullerenes in the Allende meteorite

@article{Becker1999HigherFI,
  title={Higher fullerenes in the Allende meteorite},
  author={Luann Becker and Theodore E. Bunch and L. J. Allamandola},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={400},
  pages={227-228}
}
Fullerenes (C60and C70) were discovered during investigations of the mechanism by which carbon molecules form in interstellar and circumstellar shells. Unlike diamond and graphite, the other pure forms of carbon, fullerenes are extractable in an organic solvent such as toluene, which led to the detection of the higher fullerenes (C100to C250) in carbon-arc-evaporated soot material. We have applied a similar solvent extraction procedure to an acid residue of the carbonaceous chondrite from the… Expand
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