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United States Patent 5,269,953
WhewellDec. 14, 1993

Synthetic carbon allotropes: graphite intercalated with buckminsterfullerenes

Inventors: Whewell; Christopher J. (37250 Chagrin Blvd., Moreland Hills, OH 44022).
Appl. No.: 996,906
Filed: Dec. 28, 1992

Intl. Cl.:C01B 31/00; C01B 31/04;
U.S. Cl.:252/30.; 252/29.;
Field of Search:445;448;449;460;445 B

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
496,742May, 1893Lever 252/ 29
3,361,666Jan., 1968Webbi et al. 252/ 29

Foreign Patent Documents
305790Mar., 1989EPX 427/249

Other References

Primary Examiner: Lewis; Michael
Assistant Examiner: Kalinchak; Stephen G.


Carbon-containing compositions comprising graphite sheets which contain various buckminsterfullerene species hosted in their interstices are provided, as well as methods for preparation of said compositions.

20 Claims, No Drawings

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