Unexpected discovery of a novel organic gel system comprised of [60]fullerene-containing amphiphiles

Kei Oishi, Tsutomu Ishi-i, Masahito Sano, Seiji Shinkai

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A [60]fullerene-containing amphiphile bearing two ammonium groups was synthesized. When the methanol solution was left at room temperature for a few days, it was totally transformed into an organic gel. The transformation process was fully characterized by transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. This is the first example for the [60]fullerene-containing organic gel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1089-1090
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes


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  • Chemistry(all)

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