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Acetylenic carbon allotrope

United States Patent

5,985,446
November 16, 1999
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A fourth allotrope of carbon, an acetylenic carbon allotrope, is described. The acetylenic carbon allotropes of the present invention are more soluble than the other known carbon allotropes in many common organic solvents and possesses other desirable characteristics, e.g. high electron density, ability to burn cleanly, and electrical conductive properties. Many uses for this fourth allotrope are described herein.
Lagow; Richard J. (Austin, TX)
09/ 020,522
February 9, 1998
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT Work described herein has been supported by a grant from the Department of Energy (Grant DE-FG05-91ER12119). The U.S. Government may therefore have certain rights in the invention.