Single-Crystalline (KC60)n: A Conducting Linear Alkali Fulleride Polymer

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Science  19 Aug 1994:
Vol. 265, Issue 5175, pp. 1077-1078
DOI: 10.1126/science.265.5175.1077


Single crystals of a linear cycloadduct conducting polymer, (KC60)n, have been grown that are a few tenths of a millimeter in length. Partial oxidation under toluene transformed these crystals into bundles of fibers. The degree of polymerization exceeded 100,000.