metallo-carbohedrene

metallo-carbohedrene

[mə¦ta·lō ‚kär·bə′hed‚rēn]
(chemistry)
A member of a class of molecular clusters in which atoms of an early transition metal (scandium through nickel in the third period of the periodic table) are bonded with carbon atoms in a cagelike network.
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The Penn State group calls this type of molecule a metallo-carbohedrene, "met-car" for short.
A year ago, chemists at Pennsylvania State University discovered a new class of hollow, cage-like compounds, called metallo-carbohedrenes, or met-cars (SN: 4/18/92, p.
The widely studied fullerenes consist of nothing but carbon atoms, while the metallo-carbohedrenes (SN: 4/18/92, p.