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What is C60 – The History of C60

Fullerene

The discovery of fullerenes in 1985 led to a new field of study and a New Material Class of pure carbon that is significantly different from other forms of carbon, diamond and graphite. Carbon Fullerenes are spherical, caged molecules with carbon atoms located at the corner of the polyhedral structure consisting of pentagons and hexagons, much like the shape of a Soccer ball. Carbon Fullerenes come in many forms, the most abundant form is Carbon 60 (which has a soccer ball shape), Carbon 70 (which has more of a rugby ball shape) and Carbon 84 (spherical). Fullerenes get the name from the geodesic dome shape which was researched and promoted by Buckminister Fuller. Following the discovery of Fullerenes another new carbon structure known as Carbon Nanotubes was discovered. Nanotubes are seamless cylinders of hexagonal carbon networks (tubes) that are formed either as a Singlewall molecule or Multiwalled molecules.

You may be asking yourself “What is C60?” And why is it taking the health supplement industry by storm? Actually, C60 could be the most amazing chemistry discovery of the late 20th century. (More Info) “C60” is short for Carbon-60, a naturally occurring molecule comprised of 60 carbon atoms forming something that looks like a hollow soccer ball. The scientific name for C60 is Buckminsterfullerene and it is the only molecule of a single element to form a spherical cage. It has been extensively explored in biomedical research due to its unique structure and unparalleled physicochemical properties. Almost 200 times more powerful than Vitamin C, C60 is characterized as a “free radical sponge” with an antioxidant efficacy several hundred-fold higher than conventional anti-oxidants. (More Info)