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Icosahedral C60 revisited: An aromatic molecule with a vanishingly small ring current magnetic susceptibility

Cornell Affiliated Author(s)
R.C. Haddon
V. Elser

In a previous publication we conclude that: "Although planar aromatic hydrocarbons and graphite have provided appropriate points of analogy for the π-electron energy structure of C60, it is clear that the magnetic response of C60 is unlike that of any other molecule yet encountered". In a recent Letter, Fowler, Lazzeretti and Zanasi (FLZ), report ab initio calculations on the magnetic susceptibility of icosahedral C60. FLZ conclude that C60 possesses "... the strong diamagnetism expected of an aromatic system".

Chemical Physics Letters
Date Published
Group (Lab)
Veit Elser Group