Qualitative test for supramolecular complexation of C60 using a mesoporous silica

Alexander Drljaca, Christopher Kepert, Leone Spiccia, Colin L. Raston, Christian A. Sandoval, Thomas D. Smith

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A new form of mesoporous silica with a surface area of 600 m2 g-1, mean pore radius of 5.4 nm and total pore volume of 1.9 ml g-1 uptakes C60 in toluene; on removal of toluene or the addition of fullerene complexing agents the C60 undergoes aggregation within the silica, identified by an interfullerene resonant transition at ca. 450 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-196
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


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