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Atoms in carbon cages: the structure and properties of endohedral fullerenes

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Encapsulating atoms or molecules inside fullerene cages could give rise to a myriad of novel molecules and materials. The existence of such species is now strongly supported by a growing body of experimental evidence. Fullerene& ndash;metal complexes generally thought to be endohedral are being produced and purified in milligram quantities, and their structure and properties are beginning to be explored

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