(Invited) Recent Crystallographic Studies of Endohedral Fullerenes

Monday, 29 May 2017: 14:00
Churchill A2 (Hilton New Orleans Riverside)
A. L. Balch (University of California-Davis), M. M. Olmstead (University of California), X. B. Powers, and F. L. Bowles (University of California, Davis)
Recent single crystal X-ray diffraction studies of endohedral fullerenes will be reported. These studies are aimed at identifying the particular shape of carbon cage and the positioning of the metal ions inside. A case of external modification of an endohedral fullerene will be described where the cage plays an unusual role in determining the reactivity of the external appendage.