A computational characterization of H2O2@C60

Zdeněk Slanina, Filip Uhlík, Ludwik Adamowicz, Changwang Pan, Xing Lu

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The hydrogen-peroxide encapsulation into C60 is evaluated using the DFT (M06-2X) and B2PLYPD as well MP2 calculations in the standard 6-31++G** and 6-311++G** basis sets. The H2O2 encapsulation is attractive, yielding an energy gain of about 12 kcal/mol. Such substantial encapsulation energy could allow for the high-temperature and high pressure synthesis (originally used for encapsulation of rare gases in fullerenes) of H2O2@C60 which has otherwise been observed only in a form of encapsulation into an open-cage C60 derivative. The calculated structural characteristics and IR vibrational spectrum are presented, too.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)258-262
Number of pages5
JournalFullerenes Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2022


  • HO@C60
  • Nonmetallic fullerene endohedrals
  • encapsulation energetics
  • open-cage fullerene derivatives
  • quantum-chemical evaluations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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