Buckybowl synthesis: A novel application of flash vacuum pyrolysis

M. John Plater*, Marapaka Praveen, Derek M. Schmidt

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This review outlines our contribution to the field of fullerene fragments by the Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis (FVP) of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The importance of partially fluorinated polycyclics as potential precursors to fullerene fragments and fullerenes is exemplified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-800
Number of pages20
JournalFullerene Science and Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997


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