Structural and dynamic properties of the C60/n-pentane inclusion compound: Solid-state 13C nuclear magnetic resonance investigations

Abil E. Aliev, Kenneth D.M. Harris, Miklos Tegze, Sándor Pekker

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Variable-temperature solid-state 13C NMR studies of the C60/n-pentane inclusion compound are reported, aimed towards understanding the structural and dynamic consequences of a low-temperature phase transition in this material. The phase transition occurs over a wide temperature range, between ca. 210 and 173 K. In the high-temperature phase, the two ends of the n-pentane molecule exchange rapidly (on the 13C NMR timescale) between two crystallographically inequivalent end-group environments, whereas, in the low-temperature phase, this exchange process does not occur (on the 13C NMR timescale).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1091-1094
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993



  • Buckminsterfullerene
  • Inclusion compound
  • Solid-state NMR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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