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X-ray diffraction, Phase-transfer catalysts -- Analysis, Fullerenes -- Properties, Calorimetry, Thermal analysis


We have used differential scanning calorimetry and x-ray diffraction to study the crystalline phases of the 6,5-annulene isomer of C61H2. At 308 K the methylenated fullerenes are orientationally disordered in a face-centered cubic lattice with lattice parameter 14.19±0.02 Å. Below Tc=290 K the symmetry is lowered to Pa3¯, a simple-cubic structure. At 20 K the lattice parameter is 14.06±0.02 Å, with substantial statistical disorder remaining. The transition temperature in C61H2 is slightly higher than in C60O and higher still than in C60, but the three compounds exhibit orientationally ordering transitions between qualitatively similar phases.


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