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Issue 11, 2013
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Two experiments that impacted the fate of fullerenes

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In this viewpoint, the first separation, isolation and characterization of C60 and C70 molecules carried out by Kroto as well as their separation by using non-covalent interactions involving the host–guest concept with cyclodextrins by Wennerstrom are discussed; whereas the first paper described fullerenes as a huge family of new nanoforms of carbon, the second one paved the way to the supramolecular chemistry of fullerenes.

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The article was received on 02 Aug 2012, accepted on 28 Nov 2012 and first published on 20 Dec 2012

Article type: Viewpoint
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC35608B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 1039-1041
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    Two experiments that impacted the fate of fullerenes

    N. Martín, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 1039
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC35608B

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