The building block used in most of the structures shown here is explained in the Francis Ow's web page (135-degree module a and b). In addition, some of their possibilities in the field of fullerenes are shown in an article published in 1995.
This is the firt structure that I saw using this technique. It was generated by Dr. Santiago Melchor Ferrer (Univ. Granada)
The models in this section use the 60-degree building block proposed by Francis Own.
The models in this section use the 90-degree building block.
The models in this section are based on triangular building block. An article of researchers of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico shows some possibilities in the fullerene-origami field.
The five platonic solids have been build.
The dodecahedron is a platonic solid formed by 12 pentagonal faces, 20 vertices and 30 edges, in agreement with the Euler's rule (number of vertices - edges + faces = 2).
The C20 which is the smallest possible fullerene has been described experimentally in the 2000 year.
The corresponding hydrocarbon is the dodecahedrane, C20H20. It was synthesised for the first time by Leo Paquette and co. in 1982.
We studied the structural and energetic properties of this compound and a number of aza derivatives (Theoretical studies of aza analogues of platonic hydrocarbons. : Part III. Dodecahedrane and its aza derivatives).
This models were constructed using sonobe module