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Showa Denko, Mitsubishi Corp. form fullerene partnership

1:26 PM MST | January 21, 2013 | —Deepti Ramesh

Fullerene: A promising material in the field of organic electronics, especially organic photovoltaic cells. Showa Denko and Mitsubishi Corp. say they have entered into a strategic partnership for the fullerene business. Showa Denko has acquired from Mitsubishi Corp. a 50% stake in Frontier Carbon Corp. (FCC; Tokyo) as part of the deal, making FCC a 50-50 joint venture between Mitsubishi Corp. and Showa Denko. FCC, which was established in 2001, produces and sells nanocarbon products, including fullerene. Fullerene is a molecule composed entirely of carbon. Since...

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