All-carbon [60]fullerene oligomers of pearl-necklace type

N. Dragoe, K. Nakahara, H. Shimotani, L. Xiao, S. Tanibayashi, T. Higuchi, K. Kitazawa

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The formation of all-carbon [60]fullerene derivatives was observed in the course of the thermolysis of methano-fullerene derivatives. IR, UV-Vis, GPC, 13C-NMR, TG-MS, TOF-MS and STM data are consistent with the formation of all-carbon [60]fullerene oligomers without a direct connection between fullerene cages but through one or two carbon atoms as bridges. Molecular masses up to 8000 amu have been detected by mass spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-559
Number of pages15
JournalFullerene Science and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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