How are fullerenes formed?

Asked by rinaashah | 27th Feb, 2021, 03:11: PM

Expert Answer:

C60 and other fullerenes are now routinely made by a low pressure method in which an electric discharge is passed across the gap between 2 carbon electrodes in a helium atmosphere. The resulting soot is collected and mixed with a solvent such as benzene; the fullerenes dissolve and can be extracted.

Answered by Ravi | 2nd Mar, 2021, 04:42: PM