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.
Chemists at Pennsylvania State University (University Park) have published a recipe for cooking up batches of a new class of molecules known as metallo-carbohedrenes or Met-Cars - hollow cage-like molecules composed of metal and carbon atoms.
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.
Metallo-carbohedrenes, a stable buckyball-like molecular cluster, hold promise as chemical catalysts and superconductors.
The widely studied fullerenes consist of nothing but carbon atoms, while the metallo-carbohedrenes (SN: 4/18/92, p.