Definition of Fullerene

1. Noun. A form of carbon having a large molecule consisting of an empty cage of sixty or more carbon atoms.

Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Specialized synonyms: Buckminsterfullerene, Buckyball, Carbon Nanotube, Nanotube
Generic synonyms: Atomic Number 6, C, Carbon



Definition of Fullerene

1. Noun. (inorganic chemistry) any of a class of allotropes of carbon having hollow molecules whose atoms lie at the vertices of a polyhedron having 12 pentagonal and 2 or more hexagonal faces ¹

2. Noun. (organic chemistry) any closed-cage compound having twenty or more carbon atoms consisting entirely of 3-coordinate carbon atoms ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fullerene

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Medical Definition of Fullerene

1. One of a class of hollow, cagelike compounds composed of carbon atoms arranged in patterns of hexagons and pentagons which are shaped like spheres or cylinders. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fullerene

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fulldo
fulldriven
fulled
fullend
fuller
fuller's earth
fuller's teasel
fullerane
fulleranes
fullered
fullerene (current term)
fullerenes
fulleride
fullerides
fulleries
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fullerite
fullerites
fulleroid
fulleroids
fullers
fullery
fullest
fullface
fullfaces

Literary usage of Fullerene

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1. Small Business Innovation Research: Abstracts of Phase I Awards (1995) by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"By circulating tritium-containing glove box gases through a fullerene-hydride bed, tritium gas would react with fullerene to form tritiated fullerenes. ..."

2. Small Business Technology Transfer: Abstracts of Phase I Awards, 1994 by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"The most desirable fullerene building block would contain two suitable functional groups on opposite sides of the fullerene spheroid. ..."

3. Exploring Organic Environments in the Solar System by National Research Council (U.S.) (2007)
"Finally, traces of various inorganic carbon species including diamond, graphite, fullerene, and silicon carbide are present in the IOM. ..."

4. State of the Laboratory: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory edited by William A. Bookless (1995)
"fullerene switches are competitive with optical-fiber switches but are smaller, easier to fabricate, and potentially faster. ..."

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