Fullerene consists of carbon atoms connected by covalent bonds giving it a spherical structure, similar to a soccer ball. Fullerene usually contains 60 atoms of carbon and is commonly denoted as C60. Its surface consists of 12 pentagonal and several hexagonal structures. Fullerene’s large surface area and extraordinary stability has been found to be useful in medical applications, superconductors, and fiber-optics.
Fullerene C70
Fullerene C60