Fullerenes and Related Structures

  • Andreas Hirsch

Part of the Topics in Current Chemistry book series (TOPCURRCHEM, volume 199)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Andreas Hirsch
    Pages 1-65
  3. Jan C. Hummelen, Cheryl Bellavia-Lund, Fred Wudl
    Pages 93-134
  4. Carlo Thilgen, François Diederich
    Pages 135-171
  5. Maurizio Prato
    Pages 173-187
  6. Mauricio Terrones, Wen Kuang Hsu, Harold W. Kroto, David R. M. Walton
    Pages 189-234
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 235-248

About this book


The aesthetically pleasing molecular architectures of fullerenes and nanotubes are appealing not only because of their beauty but also because they are responsible for the many unprecedented chemical and physical properties of this compound class. Although succession of exciting new discoveries continues unabated fullerene research has become a mature science. It is now possible to predict fullerene chemistry, to design new structure variations like open fullerene clusters, heterofullerenes and endohedral fullerenes, and to develop fullerene materials and modified nanotubes with high potential for technological applications. This volume represents the state-of-the-art of fullerene research, focussing on areas showing high potential for future growth and practical applications. The authors are leading scientists whose groups are making major contributions in the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Hirsch
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Organische ChemieUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-64939-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68117-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0340-1022
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