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General Fullerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: C60
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 720.66 gm
   Carbon 100.00 %  C
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: C60
Help on Environment: Environment: Carbonaceous (shungite) greenschist-facies Precambrian metamorphic rocks. Intersteller space, lightning strikes on high carbon substrates, and metamorphism of carbon rich rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Submitted IMA (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Shunga area of Karelia, Russia. Meteorites and sediments derived from meteor impacts and the Tuvish basaltoid pipe at South Gissar, Tajikistan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), American architect and visionary. Invented the geodesic dome which illustrates the molecular morphology of fullerenes.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Buckminsterfullerene
  Bucky Balls
  ICSD 66729
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