Agent Name

Buckminsterfullerene

CAS Number

99685-96-8

Formula

C60

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

C60 Compound; C60 Fullerene; Fullerene; Fullerene 60; Fullerene C60; (5,6)Fullerene-C60-Ih; Footballene; [ChemIDplus] Buckyball; Soccerballene; [Merck Index]

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

Black odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Carbon molecules structured as fullerenes containing 12 pentagons and 'm' hexagons; [Merck Index] Used as high-performance polymer films, transistors, lubricants, anticorrosion coatings, organic photoconductors, and energy cells; [HSDB]

Comments

"These data are consistent with the observed lack of toxicity of C60 after both shorter-term exposures and in studies using intratracheal instillation." [HSDB] Causes lung changes and inflammation in acute intratracheal studies of mice; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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