Clay-fulleropyrrolidine nanocomposites

D Gournis*, L Jankovic, E Maccallini, D Benne, P Rudolf, JF Colomer, C Sooambar, [No Value] Georgakilas, M Prato, M Fanti, F Zerbetto, GH Sarova, DM Guldi, Luboš Jankovič, Jean-François Colomer, Vasilios Georgakilas, Ginka H. Sarova, Dirk M. Guldi

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Abstract

In this work, we describe the insertion of a water-soluble bisadduct fulleropyrrolidine derivative into the interlayer space of three layered smectite clays. The composites were characterized by a combination of powder X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoemission and FTIR spectroscopies, and laser flash photolysis measurements. The experiments, complemented by computer simulations, give insight into the formation process, structural details, and properties of the fullerene/clay nanocomposites. The reported composite materials constitute a new hybrid system, where C-60 differs from its crystals or its solutions, and open new perspectives for the design and construction of novel C-60-based organic/clay hybrid materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6154-6163
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume128
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10-May-2006

Keywords

  • SELF-ASSEMBLED MONOLAYERS
  • FULLERENE DERIVATIVES
  • ENERGY MINIMIZATION
  • AZOMETHINE YLIDES
  • MCM-41 MATERIALS
  • SMECTITE CLAYS
  • EXCITED-STATE
  • PILLARED CLAY
  • C-60
  • SURFACE

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