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Chemistry. 2016 Nov 21;22(48):17468-17476. doi: 10.1002/chem.201603451. Epub 2016 Oct 25.Size-complementary cyclotriveratrylene (CTV)-based hosts can incarcerate C76 , C78 , and C84 , thus allowing the selective isolation of these higher-order fullerenes from a commercially available mixture of fullerenes. The hemicarceplexes, formed after the encapsulation of the size-complementary fullerenes within the hosts, are isolated by column chromatography and released at elevated temperature, thereby leading to the isolation of C76 /C78 and C84 in good purities (up to 95 and 88 %, respectively).© 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.