Journal of Mathematical Chemistry

, Volume 45, Issue 2, pp 557–562 | Cite as

On functionalized fullerenes C 60 X n

Original Paper


Optimal configurations of functionalized fullerenes C 60 X n for n = 2, 4, 6, 8 have been determined by application of three topological stability measures. It has been found that the optimal configurations with higher n contain optimal configurations with lower values of n. Two stability measures prefer configurations in which functional groups Xs are crowded while the third one points to configurations with isolated pairs of Xs.


Buckminsterfullerene Functionalized fullerenes Aromaticity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of SplitSplitCroatia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of SplitSplitCroatia
  3. 3.The Rugjer Bošković InstituteZagrebCroatia

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