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Carbon 60(C60) is a special allotrope of carbon that acts as a vacuum for free radicals. Discovered by Buckminster Fuller, C60 was given the name Buckminsterfullerenes, as they are a very unique form of fullerene. Also known as buckeyballs, C60 is a soccer ball shaped sphere of 5-7 carbon atoms bonded by single and double bonds creating the potentially perfect structure for absorbing positively charged particles like heavy metals and viruses. The presence of Fullerenes were predicted by scientists for many years, until in 1985 their synthesis was accidentally achieved following their discovery in nature and outer space. In 1996 Robert Curl, Harold Kroto, and Richard...