Preparation and characterization of fullerene dimer [C120] by trichloroperbenzoic acid oxidation method

  • Oh, Won-Chun (Department of Advanced Materials & Science Engineering, Hanseo University) ;
  • Jung, Ah-Reum (Department of Advanced Materials & Science Engineering, Hanseo University) ;
  • Ko, Weon-Bae (Department of Chemistry, Sahmyook University)
  • Received : 2007.03.05
  • Accepted : 2007.04.05
  • Published : 2007.04.28


In this study, we present the preparation and characterization of oxidized fullerene and fullerene dimer [$C_{120}$]. From the XRD data, other weak peaks with pristine fullerene [$C_{60}$] peaks were observed in the X-ray diffraction patterns for fullerene dimer [$C_{120}$]. SEM micrographs for the fullerene dimer [$C_{120}$] indicated that practically all the surface state was shown the drastic morphology changes and its outer surface is clearly visible and resulted in clogging and frost-like formation. From the MALDI-TOF mass spectra, the differences in the spectra recorded on two kinds of fullerene are due to the oxidation including chemical bonding and bridging between the $C_{60}$ molecules. We also obtained additional information from FT-IR spectra on functional component on the chemically modified surface of oxidized fullerene and fullerene dimer [$C_{120}$].


fullerene dimer [$C_{120}$];XRD;SEM;MALDI-TOF;FT-IR


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