On the Stabilization of Fullerenes by Caged Atoms: Singly and Multiply Charged Sc3N@C78 and Sc3N@C80 Ions
We have measured the kinetic energy release distributions for unimolecular C2 loss from singly and multiply charged Sc3N@C78z+ (z = 1, 2) and Sc3N@C80z+ (z = 1, 2, 3). Using finite heat bath theory, we deduce the dissociation energies of these endohedral ions toward loss of C2. The data show that the complexation energies (i.e., the adiabatic binding energies between Sc3N and the fullerene cage Cnz+) are, for a given charge state and within the experimental uncertainty, identical for n = 76, 78, and 80.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A
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K. G?uch, S. Matt-Leubner, O. Echt, P. Scheier, T. D. Märk, On the Stabilization of Fullerenes by Caged Atoms: Singly and Multiply Charged Sc3N@C78 and Sc3N@C80 Ions, J. Phys. Chem. A 108 (2004) 6990-6995, DOI: 10.1021/jp0483122.