An extremely stable, ball-shaped carbon molecule, C60 , reminiscent of a geodesic dome, and believed to occur naturally in soot. It was the first fullerene to be discovered.
A round, pure-carbon fullerene, C60, with a structure similar to that of a geodesic dome.
An extremely stable, ball-shaped carbon molecule whose structure looks like a geodesic dome. It is believed to occur naturally in soot, and was the first fullerene to be discovered. Also called buckyball. Chemical formula: C60 .
Origin of buckminsterfullerene
- After Richard Buckminster Fuller
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- from Richard Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome