Selective formation and structural properties of rhombic dodecahedral [70]fullerene microparticles formed by reaction with aliphatic diamines

Ken Ichi Matsuoka, Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Sunao Yamada

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We have accomplished the selective formation of rhombic dodecahedral microparticles on the submicrometer to micrometer scale by the reaction of [70]fullerene (C70) with primary aliphatic diamines. The morphology of the resultant microparticles was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy, powder X-ray diffraction, and other spectroscopic methods, demonstrating that the resultant particles held a rhombic dodecahedral shape having a simple cubic lattice structure and that primary aliphatic amines were mostly trapped inside the particles through electronic interaction between C70 and amines. Furthermore, we have discovered interesting structural characteristics in which the incorporated amines could be removed from the C70 microparticles or exchanged with other primary aliphatic diamines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4274-4280
Number of pages7
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 16 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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