fullerene

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from Richard Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome

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fullerene (plural fullerenes)

  1. (inorganic chemistry) any of a class of allotropes of carbon having hollow molecules whose atoms lie at the vertices of a polyhedron having 12 pentagonal and 2 or more hexagonal faces
  2. (organic chemistry) any closed-cage compound having twenty or more carbon atoms consisting entirely of 3-coordinate carbon atoms
  3. (chemistry, by extension)Th e class of carbon allotropes consisting of tubular carbon molecules (carbon nanotubes) and spheroidal carbon molecules (traditional fullerenes)

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fullerene m (plural fullereni)

  1. fullerene