Solubilization of C 60 by using biopolymers

Atsushi Ikeda, Sayuri Ito, Jun Ichi Kikuchi, Kenji Kaneko, Munenori Numata, Kazuo Sakurai, Seiji Shinkai

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The ready availability of [60]fullerene (C 60) has increasingly invited exploration of their outstanding new physical and chemical properties. Water-solubilization of C 60 holds potential in the application for various medicinal uses. The use of biomolecules as solubilizing agents of C 60 is preferable in order to be applied for medicinal fields because of little or less toxicity. Taking into account these aims, we have now chosen various polysaccharides as solubilizing agents such as amylose and schizophyllan (SPG). We have discovered that amylose and SPG can solved C 60 in water and form the one dimensional ordered C 60 in the hydrophobic cavities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymer Preprints, Japan - 55th SPSJ Annual Meeting
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: May 24 2006May 26 2006


Other55th SPSJ Annual Meeting

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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