Add 20 Fluorine atoms to C60 and you get C60F20. The Fluorine atoms arrange themselves in a ring and squash the buckyball soccer ball shape into an oblate spheroidal shape. Thus the discoverers of this molecule dubbed it Saturnene from the resemblance to Saturn and its rings.


Olga V. Boltalina, Vitaly Yu. Markov, Pavel A. Troshin, Adam D. Darwish, Joan M. Street, Roger Taylor: "C60F20: "Saturnene", an Extraordinary Squashed Fullerene", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2001, 40, No. 4, 787-789.

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