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What's Fullerene?

Fullerene is a molucle in which only carbon atoms are arranged in a structure like that of a soccer ball. After graphite and diamond, it is "The third" carbon allotrope.

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Structure of Fullerene

Shungite
Shungite
Fullerene was discovered in 1985 through a collaborative research study by Rice University, U.S. and the University of Sussex, U.K. In 1996 the researchers were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery. Its symmetric structure has attracted many researchers, and various kinds of studies have been conducted all around the world.

Though discovered in 1985, fullerene was later found to have also been in nature since the dawn of time. Fullerene was found in a stone called “Shungite” mined in the Republic of Karelia, Russia, which is a famous place of the Moomin Valley near the Norwegian border—it was the first clarification of its existence on Earth. Shungite has been used in that area as a healing stone for a long time. In the 16th century, the emperor at the time established a sanatorium where legend has it that illnesses healed quickly with treatment. One theory has it that this stone originates from a meteorite which came from space two billion years ago. Since its origin has not been clarified the stone’s existence is a mystery.

ドクターIt was found that fullerene has anti-oxidative power, and so a variety of applications were expected. However, fullerene is composed of carbon only and so it is not soluble in water at all. This property was a big barrier. After much trial and error, we have completed to develop the world’s first water-soluble cosmetic raw material formulated with fullerene in 2005.

Science of Fullerene

Fullerene clarification completely, history as well as chemical property

Science of Fullerene

High anti-oxidation power

Fullerene has an ability of eliminating active oxygen, i.e., antioxidant ability. It has been confirmed that fullerene is at least 100 times more effective than other antioxidants. Please see the data concerning the fundamental property—i.e., the antioxidant ability—of fullerene which has become a typical anti-aging care ingredient.

High anti-oxidation power

Durability

Some antioxidants lose their effects as soon as they finish working on the anti-oxidation, i.e., the elimination of active oxygen. On the other hand, fullerene has been confirmed to keep effective in anti-oxidation for a long-period of time. Durability

Durability

Publications

Fullerene's excellent effect is well known in science field as paper

Publications

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Presen list announced data on Fullerene

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