Recently, looking into structures of buckminsterfullerenes, I have found several articles claiming that attaching 12, or “several” nitrous oxide molecules to the buckminsterfullerene will cause it to degrade exothermically, heating the surroundings to several thousand degrees in “picoseconds”. The degradation would produce more nitrous oxide, further carrying on the reaction.
As I remember, they didn’t have any cited sources, or give any creditable evidence, or give the structure of the nitrous oxide-buckminsterfullerene compound. So I’m wondering, where are the NOs attached on the C60?, and what is the structure of this compound?(preferably a diagram?)
I searched it on many places, but to no avail.