Importance Of Fullerenes

On October 9th, 1996, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded The Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery of Fullerenes to: 

  • Professor Robert F. Curl, Jr., Rice University, Houston, USA
  • Professor Sir Harold W. Kroto, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
  • Professor Richard E. Smalley, Rice University, Houston, USA


    Shungite is the only natural material in existence that contains fullerenes.
    • Fullerenes dubbed as “molecule of the year” by Science Magazine in 1991
    • Until it was discovered in Shungite in 1992, scientists weren't aware that fullerenes existed
    • Because of the fullerenes inside, Shungite neutralizes dangerous frequencies from EMF radiation  

    Facts about Fullerenes

    • Shungite is the only natural material to have the presence of fullerenes which act as hollow molecular carbon cage structures
    • Similar to carbon molecules with up to sixty atoms, Shungite acts as a sponge to our devices
    • Fullerenes are reactive due to their high electron affinity and conjugated double bonds, making them effective antioxidants 
    • Fullerenes are allotropes of carbon that appear in the forms of a hollow sphere, tube and other sizes
    • Carbon, including diamonds and graphites, is capable of forming many allotropes due to its valency 
    • Discovery of fullerenes greatly expanded the number of known carbon allotropes
    • Unique molecular structures result in extraordinary macroscopic properties, including high tensile strength, electrical conductivity, ductility, heat conductivity, and relative chemical inactivity. 
    • Fullerenes are powerful anti-oxidants with a unique presence of Shungite