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

Synopsis

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.