Definitions

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  • adj. Describing a fullerene (or similar molecule) that has additional atoms, ions, or clusters enclosed within their inner spheres.
  • n. Such a compound

Etymologies

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endo- + -hedral

Examples

  • Dorn and Duchamp have used non-radioactive Lu to produce the trimetallic nitride endohedral metallofullerenes (Lu3N@C80) - in other words, three atoms of Lu attached to a nitrogen atom inside an 80-atom carbon molecule cage.

    Nano Tech Wire

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