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See also: Fullerene and fullerène

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EtymologyEdit

After Richard Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome.

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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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  • Fullerene” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • fullerene”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016.

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fullerene m (plural fullereni)

  1. fullerene