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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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.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)6154-6163
Aantal pagina's10
TijdschriftJournal of the American Chemical Society
Nummer van het tijdschrift18
StatusPublished - 10-mei-2006

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