The crystalline solvates containing fullerenes and (di)methylnaphthalenes were investigated by thermal analyses and X-ray
diffraction methods. It was found that C60 with (di)methylnaphthalenes forms two types of stable solvates: either at the molar ratio 1:2 decomposing at temperatures
close to 100C or at 1:1 molar ratio decomposing in the temperature range 120–214C. Crystalline lattice and thermal stability
of the solvates depends on the structure of the solvent molecules. The strong solute-solvent interaction is also manifested
by the modification of the C60 absorption spectra in solution. The results are discussed using semiempirical quantum chemistry methods.