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How are fullerenes produced?

Option: 1

By burning coal

Option: 2

By synthesizing carbon molecules in a laboratory

Option: 3

By mining graphite

Option: 4

By extracting carbon from diamonds

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Fullerenes are typically produced by synthesizing carbon molecules in a laboratory using a variety of techniques, including arc discharge and laser ablation.

Fullerene preparation starts with the production of fullerene-rich soot. The method that was used to produce fullerene involved sending a large electric current between two nearby graphite electrodes in an inert atmosphere. The electric arc that was created vaporized the carbon into a plasma that then cooled into the sooty residue. 


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