Corannulene Based Fullerene Fragments C20H10-C50H10: When Does a Buckybowl become a Buckytube?

Kim K. Baldridge and Jay S. Siegel

Theoretica Chemica Acta, 1997, in press


An ab initio study of the structural and physical properties of fullerene fragments based on corannulenes shows a distinct defining point between bowl and tube-like character.