What is a fullerene?

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Fullerenes are giant covalent carbon structures with hollow centres. They consist of hexagonal rings of carbon joined by covalent bonds. They can be used to cage molecules, for instance in drug delivery or can be used to make industrial catalysts due to their high surface area. Due to the weak intermolecular bonds, they can also be used a lubricants.

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