p-Sulfonatocalix[4]arene and imidazolium zwitterion stabilised nano-arrays of fullerene C60 and C70

Irene Ling, Yatimah Alias, Colin Raston

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    Abstract

    Stable colloidal suspensions of fullerene C60 and C70 in water are readily accessible by mechanical grinding a mixture of fullerene and p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene and/or imidazolium zwitterion followed by ultrasonication on the addition of water. The yellow and brown solutions for C60 and C70 respectively contain nano-arrays of fullerenes (40 to 130 nm in diameter) covered by a sheath of sulfonated calixarene, sulfonated imidazolium zwitterions or supermolecules of these two moieties.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1549-1555
    Number of pages7
    JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
    Volume35
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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