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  • n  a spheroidal fullerene; the first known example of a fullerene

  • The first known encounter with a buckyball was recorded in 1985 by Richard Smalley, a chemical physicist at Rice University, and Harold Kroto, a British chemist from the University .
  • In essence, a buckyball forms a cage that begs to be filled.
  • C-Sixty is assembling libraries of new buckyball-based molecules that it will test for potential therapeutic value.

  • Harold Kroto in Register
    If FIFA had stuck with the Buckyball-shaped football the England team would probably now have had three points in the bag,Professor Sir Harry Kroto told the Royal Chemistry Society.

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