Discovery of New Metal Clusters Entrapped Within Fullerene Cages
Ohio Inorganic Weekend
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
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.
B L. Kime, T J. Byers, and Steven Stevenson (2014).
Discovery of New Metal Clusters Entrapped Within Fullerene Cages. Presented at Ohio Inorganic Weekend, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.