C-2v-Symmetric C-60 Isomer in the Gas Phase: Experimental Evidence against Buckminsterfullerene (I-h-C-60)
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Pure non-IPR (isolated-pentagon-rule) C-60 isomer has rarely been investigated experimentally. The recently reported availability of (C60Cl8)-C-#1809 opens an avenue for experimental investigation of C-#18098(60), a C-2v-symmetric C-60 isomer having two pairs of fused pentagons. Herein, the experiments on C-#1809(60) were performed oil the basis of thermal dechlorination of (C60Cl8)-C-#1809 in the solid state and gas phase. (C60Cl6)-C-#1812 was employed for comparative study. As determined by Raman and other methods, C-#1809(60) from thermal decomposition of (C60Cl8)-C-#1809 crystals readily coalesces to form carbon solid with a collapsed crystal lattice. In contrast, dechlorination via thermal spray of (C60Cl8)-C-#1809 in the gas phase is feasible for investigation of monodispersed all-carbon C-60 isomer, because the existence of C-#1809(60) in the gas phase has been confirmed by experimental evidence from mass spectrometry and high-perfomance-liquid-chromatography.