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Nuclear spin isomers of guest molecules in H₂@C₆₀, H₂O@C₆₀ and other endofullerenes.
|Title||Nuclear spin isomers of guest molecules in H₂@C₆₀, H₂O@C₆₀ and other endofullerenes.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Chen JY-C, Li Y, Frunzi M, Lei X, Murata Y, Lawler RG, Turro NJ|
|Journal||Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences|
|Date Published||2013 Sep 13|
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.
|Alternate Journal||Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci|