What is C60? — fullerene RSS

What is C60?

C60’s full name is Carbon 60, an antioxidant fullerene molecule consisting of 60 carbon atoms that resembles a hollow soccer ball. C60 was first discovered in 1985 by Harold Kroto of Sussex University, James Heath, Robert Curl, Richard Smalley and Sean O’Brien of Rice University. This discovery was considered exceptional and the researchers were awarded the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. In order to understand the biological effects of C60 on living organisms several experiments were undertaken starting in the mid 2000’s. The most famous of these studies is the Tarek Baati et al, study released in 2012. The original purpose of this study was to test the toxicology of C60, as time progressed researchers were astonished to find...

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