Isolation and characterization by 13C NMR spectroscopy of [84]fullerene minor isomers

T. John S. Dennis, Tsutomu Kai, Kumiko Asato, Tetsuo Tomiyama, Hisanori Shinohara, Takuya Yoshida, Yuji Kobayashi, Hironobu Ishiwatari, Yoko Miyake, Koichi Kikuchi, Yohji Achiba*

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The isolation of minor isomers of [84]fullerene (C84), five in total, and their characterization by 13C NMR spectroscopy, have been reported for the first time. The vis-near-infrared absorption spectra for these isomers are also reported. The 13C NMR results indicate that the isolated C84 isomers have, in order of decreasing abundance, C2, Cs(a), Cs(b), D2d(I), and D2(II) molecular point group symmetry. In addition, we have found another C84 minor isomer adjacent to Cs(b)-C84 in the HPLC chromatogram.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)x1-8752
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 1999
Externally publishedYes


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