We thank Prof. Kaoru Tsujii, Hokkaido University, for discussions and comments on the manuscript, Katsuyuki Uematsu, JAMSTEC, for technical assistance in SEM observations, Haruo Sekiguchi, Shimadzu Corporation, for X-ray diffraction measurements, and Katsushi Sasa, Otsuka Electronics Co., Ltd., for ζ-potential measurements.
Facile Generation of Fullerene Nanoparticles by Hand-Grinding†
Article first published online: 23 FEB 2006
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 729–732, March, 2006
How to Cite
Deguchi, S., Mukai, S., Tsudome, M. and Horikoshi, K. (2006), Facile Generation of Fullerene Nanoparticles by Hand-Grinding. Adv. Mater., 18: 729–732. doi: 10.1002/adma.200502487
- Issue published online: 15 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 23 FEB 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 DEC 2005
- Manuscript Received: 21 NOV 2005
- Carbon nanoparticles;
- Nanoparticles, inorganic
A top-down approach to C60 nanoparticle formation by simple hand-grinding of fullerene solids in an agate mortar is described (see figure). The resulting nanoparticles are found to disperse in water with or without the aid of a dispersing agent. In contrast to previous reports, no cytotoxicity was observed for the hand-ground C60 nanoparticles.