buckminsterfullerene definition

  • noun:
    • an exceptionally steady, ball-shaped carbon molecule, C60, reminiscent of a geodesic dome, and thought to occur naturally in soot. It was 1st fullerene to-be found.
    • an allotrope of carbon having a hollow molecule consisting of 60 atoms organized in 12 pentagonal and 20 hexagonal faces to form a truncated icosahedron; the littlest of the fullerenes
    • a spheroidal fullerene; the first known example of a fullerene

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