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The fullerenes are the third major allotrope of carbon. Fullerenes are large, spherical molecules, with a general formula of Cn, where n is generally greater than 60. The fullerenes (also known as "buckyballs") were discovered by the american engineer F. Buckminster Fuller. There has recently been a major research interest in the fullerenes and the possibility of using them in the treatment of a wide variety of diseases. The most widely recognised fullerine is the C60 form, which is comprised of 20 hexagonal faces and 12 pentagonal ones, which gives it the same shape as a football :-

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