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Water Nanodrop containing a C60 fullerene



A putative structure is proposed with one C60 fullerene molecule and 80 water molecules inside a spherical polyoxomolybdate cluster {(Mo)Mo5}12(Mo2 spacer)30. The hydration layer consisting of the 80 H2O molecules fits well with the hydration structure of both the known 100 H2O cluster inside the nanodrop (less its central 20 H2O dodecahedron) and the known 80 H2O cluster exterior to the C60 fullerene molecule. This structure is expected to have interesting properties but has not yet been found by experiment.


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