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Beyond the Butterfly: Sc2C2@C2v(9)‑C86, an Endohedral Fullerene Containing a Planar, Twisted Sc2C2 Unit with Remarkable Crystalline Order in an Unprecedented Carbon Cage

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posted on 19.08.2015, 00:00 by Chia-Hsiang Chen, Kamran B. Ghiassi, Maira R. Cerón, Miguel A. Guerrero-Ayala, Luis Echegoyen, Marilyn M. Olmstead, Alan L. Balch
The synthesis, isolation, and characterization of a new endohedral fullerene, Sc2C88, is reported. Characterization by single crystal X-ray diffraction revealed that it is the carbide Sc2C2@C2v(9)-C86 with a planar, twisted Sc2C2 unit inside a previously unseen C2v(9)-C86 fullerene cage.