Facile Synthesis of Isomerically Pure Fullerenols and Formation of Spherical Aggregates from C60(OH)8

Authors

  • Gang Zhang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory for Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100080 (China)
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  • Yun Liu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Physics of the Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)
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  • Dehai Liang Prof.,

    1. Key Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Physics of the Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)
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  • Liangbing Gan  Prof.,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory for Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100080 (China)
    2. Key Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry and Molecular Engineering of the Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)
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  • Yuliang Li Prof.

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory for Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100080 (China)
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  • Financial support is provided by NNSFC and MOST (2006CB806201).

Abstract

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Octahydroxy fullerene C60(OH)8 (see picture) is among the isomerically pure fullerenols with two to eight OH groups that were prepared by selective transformation of tert-butylperoxo groups of fullerene mixed peroxides. Since C60(OH)8 has all OH groups on the same hemisphere, it is amphiphilic and forms stable spherical aggregates in water.

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