Extraction and purification of dimeric fullerene oxides from fullerene soot

H. Takahashi, K. Tohji, I. Matsuoka, B. Jeyadevan, A. Kasuya, S. Ito, Y. Nishina, T. Nirasawa

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In this paper, a novel method called hydrothermally initiated dynamic extraction (HIDE) is proposed for the extraction of dimeric fullerene oxides such as C120O and C130O in the fullerene soot. In this method, the soot is hydrothermally treated prior to the extraction by organic solvent. As a result, a few types of dimeric fullerene oxides were efficiently extracted from the soot for the first time. The extraction efficiency was 40 times more than that of the Soxhlet extraction with organic solvents, and several dimeric fullerene oxides were obtained in milligram quantities. Furthermore, the analyses strongly indicated that the extract contains not only dimeric fullerene oxides but also higher fullerene oxides. The detailed purification procedures for each dimeric fullerene oxide are also presented in this report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5438-5443
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jul 9
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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