Title

Discovery of New Metal Clusters Entrapped Within Fullerene Cages

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

11-14-2014

Conference Name

Ohio Inorganic Weekend

Conference Location

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Abstract

Since the discovery of metallofullerenes nearly 30 years ago, little research has been conducted to expand the concept of entrapping new endohedral metals. Traditional metal clusters have focused on Group IIIB transition metals and 4f-block elements. Our goal is to venture outside of these conventions and expand the selection of which metals can or cannot be entrapped. To date, there are no endohedrals containing transition metals outside of Ti, Sc, Y, and La. In this presentation, we investigate the feasibility of encapsulating additional metals beyond the already established metal clusters. Preliminary results indicate that new metallofullerenes can successfully be produced utilizing our electric-arc, plasma reactor.

Disciplines

Chemistry

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