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.
, 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.