Synthesis, properties, and applications of hydrophilic hollow carbon nanoparticles from C60 and its soot

Ken Kokubo, Hiroshi Ueno, Yuji Nakamura, Shizuka Yamakura, Takumi Oshima

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We have developed a facile synthetic method for highly water-soluble, hollow carbon nanoparticles with a diameter of ∼1 nm, as a so-called fullerenol. The method was extended to fullerene soot to obtain the corresponding hydrophilic carbon materials, and the products were subjected to IR and elemental analysis. Particle size analysis demonstrated the relatively high dispersion of particles with diameters of ∼70 nm, in water. The surface analysis using FE-SEM showed the difference in morphology between fullerene soot and activated carbon as well as between before and after hydrophilic treatment of the soot with hydrogen peroxide. Moreover, this hydrophilic fullerene soot exhibited high antioxidant activity as compared with fullerenol and C60.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCarbon Nanomaterials
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781632660985
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2012 Nov 252012 Nov 30

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2012 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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