Nuclear spin isomers of guest molecules in H₂@C₆₀, H₂O@C₆₀ and other endofullerenes.

TitleNuclear spin isomers of guest molecules in H₂@C₆₀, H₂O@C₆₀ and other endofullerenes.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsChen JY-C, Li Y, Frunzi M, Lei X, Murata Y, Lawler RG, Turro NJ
JournalPhilosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences
Volume371
Issue1998
Pagination20110628
Date Published2013 Sep 13
Abstract

Spectroscopic studies of recently synthesized endofullerenes, in which H₂, H₂O and other atoms and small molecules are trapped in cages of carbon atoms, have shown that although the trapped molecules interact relatively weakly with the internal environment they are nevertheless susceptible to appropriately applied external perturbations. These properties have been exploited to isolate and study samples of H₂ in C₆₀ and other fullerenes that are highly enriched in the para spin isomer. Several strategies for spin-isomer enrichment, potential extensions to other endofullerenes and possible applications of these materials are discussed.

DOI10.1093/jxb/ert178
Alternate JournalPhilos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci