Recent Crystallographic Studies of Endohedral Fullerenes
Alan L. Balch, Brandon M. Mercado, Christine
M.Beavers, Marilyn M. Olmstead.
Department of Chemistry
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
Recent, unpublished results on the structural studies of
endohedral fullerenes will be reported. Emphasis will be
placed on the determination of carbon cage geometry and
the placement of metal ions within the carbon cage.
Examples will be drawn from our most interesting current
studies. For example we will consider the structure of
endohedrals with the stoichiometry M2C2n, which could
be simple di-metal endohedrals M2@C2n or could involve
a carbide, M2C2@C2n-2.