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C60 - The Fullerene

The Ultimate C60 kit.

A little over 30 years ago, the experiments that would lead to the discovery of the C60 molecule (also known as Fullerene or Buckyball) began in earnest. It was first observed on September 2nd, 1984.

The properties of the molecule were surprising and its structure a mystery. Close to midnight on September 9th, Smalley hit on the geometric shape most likely to embody their discovery; the truncated icosahedron.

In 1996 Smalley, Kroto, and Curl won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The presenter of the Nobel noted that the discovery of fullerenes has implications for all the natural sciences. Born of astronomy, it has expanded knowledge of chemistry and physics. Fullerenes have been found in geological formations and in sooty flames. Possible future uses include in antibiotics and as armor.

Twenty-five years after their discovery, fullerenes provide abundant research opportunities in pure chemistry, materials science, pharmaceutical chemistry, and nanotechnology.

With this kit you can choose between building the (super cool) all-black version, the "anatomically correct" version (with double bonds indicated with white struts) or the icosahedron version which shows clearly why the C60 is shaped like a truncated icosahedron.

 

c60-fullerene-webtext-thumb-4.png

 

 

 

Download this PDF to learn more about the fascinating C60 molecule.

 

 

Struts 150
Nodes 72
Total Parts 222

 

  
 
Parts Chart Supershort Short Medium
  Name 0 Short 1 Medium 2 Long
Blue B Blue      
Yellow Y Yellow      
Red R Red      
Green G Green      
Nodes
Color Qty
Node 60
Node 12
Nonstandard Parts
  Name Length Description Qty
B "Blue" 0 Black short rectangular black strut 90
B "Blue" 0 White short rectangular white strut 60


Instructions Download
Recommended ages 10+
Parts included

150

Weight .5 lbs
UPC  709743242608
SKU 0B-C60-PRJ

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The Ultimate C60 kit.

A little over 30 years ago, the experiments that would lead to the discovery of the C60 molecule (also known as Fullerene or Buckyball) began in earnest. It was first observed on September 2nd, 1984.

The properties of the molecule were surprising and its structure a mystery. Close to midnight on September 9th, Smalley hit on the geometric shape most likely to embody their discovery; the truncated icosahedron.

In 1996 Smalley, Kroto, and Curl won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The presenter of the Nobel noted that the discovery of fullerenes has implications for all the natural sciences. Born of astronomy, it has expanded knowledge of chemistry and physics. Fullerenes have been found in geological formations and in sooty flames. Possible future uses include in antibiotics and as armor.

Twenty-five years after their discovery, fullerenes provide abundant research opportunities in pure chemistry, materials science, pharmaceutical chemistry, and nanotechnology.

With this kit you can choose between building the (super cool) all-black version, the "anatomically correct" version (with double bonds indicated with white struts) or the icosahedron version which shows clearly why the C60 is shaped like a truncated icosahedron.

 

c60-fullerene-webtext-thumb-4.png

 

 

 

Download this PDF to learn more about the fascinating C60 molecule.

 

 

Struts 150
Nodes 72
Total Parts 222

 

  
 
Parts Chart Supershort Short Medium
  Name 0 Short 1 Medium 2 Long
Blue B Blue      
Yellow Y Yellow      
Red R Red      
Green G Green      
Nodes
Color Qty
Node 60
Node 12
Nonstandard Parts
  Name Length Description Qty
B "Blue" 0 Black short rectangular black strut 90
B "Blue" 0 White short rectangular white strut 60


Instructions Download
Recommended ages 10+
Parts included

150

Weight .5 lbs
UPC  709743242608
SKU 0B-C60-PRJ


 


C60 - The ultimate Fullerene kit.




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