A new isomer of C 20 and a way to a new C 240
Here we show that the dynamic simulation of a molecular collision can give insight into new molecular species. In this way, a new stable isomer of C 20 (IV) has been found. It is planar with pentagonal form. This isomer is high in energy compared to the three most stable previously known isomers of C 20: cage (I), bowl (II) and ring (III). Most interestingly, we show that using this new isomer it is possible to construct a macrobucky C 240 (V) that is also stable. The electronic structure of this new isomer of C 240 is very different from properties of the C 240 fullerene. Contrary to the C 240 fullerene, in the new isomer the π electrons are localized. This journal is © 2012 the Owner Societies.
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Quote ItemPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Volumen 14, Issue 43, 2018, Pages 14810-14814