fullerene

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See also: Fullerene and fullerène

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Etymology[edit]

After Richard Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome.

Noun[edit]

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) The class of carbon allotropes consisting of tubular carbon molecules (carbon nanotubes) and spheroidal carbon molecules (traditional fullerenes).

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Further reading[edit]

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2023), “Fullerene”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • fullerene”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2023.

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ful.leˈrɛ.ne/
  • Rhymes: -ɛne
  • Hyphenation: ful‧le‧rè‧ne

Noun[edit]

fullerene m (plural fullereni)

  1. fullerene

Further reading[edit]

  • fullerene in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana