Is C60 buckminsterfullerene aromatic?
C60 does not have “superaromatic” or even aromatic character, but is a spherically π antiaromatic and enormously strained species. This explains its very large and positive heat of formation (610 ± 30 kcal mol−1). The π electron character of C60 was analyzed by dissected
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