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What is C70

When talking about carbon 70 it is important to start with why it is relevant to understand what C70 is. This understanding finds its roots within the way carbon 60 is produced (see the article on how carbon 60 is made). When synthesizing graphite to ultimately form C60, a combination of several different carbon molecules is formed. Separation of the different carbons is done by heating a sort of basket with all carbons in it, they in turn have different boiling points which allows the lab to separate them. Interestingly the carbon structure with its boiling point closest to that of C60, is C70. Hence, when producing carbon 60 powder, in any case a very small percentage of carbon 70 will end up in the powder. So, in conclusion, anyone who is using C60, is also consuming a tiny amount of C70.

What is this tiny fraction I am consuming then? In the basics it is actually very similar to the carbon 60 molecule. The way the atoms are structured is pretty similar with the main difference being that an additional 10 carbon atoms are captured in a C70 molecule. Regarding the effects carbon 70 could potentially have on humans (when consumed in large quantities) less research has been done than is the case with C60. However, several studies indicate that as an anti-oxidant, C70 is likely to be even more effective as C60. This makes the developments surrounding carbon 70 most definitely very interesting to follow.

C60 vs C70 molecular structure