Nonclassical Fullerenes with Cubic and Octahedral Structure

F.J. Sanchez-Bernabe
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana,

Keywords: nonclassical fullerenes, isolated pentagon rule, Schlegel diagram


Two types of nonclassical fullerenes are presented: the first one with 128 carbons, with a cubic structure. The second example, with 132 carbons, has octahedral structure. Fullerenes are important on diverse applications. "Brazuka" soccer ball shows an octahedral structure.