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Remarkable improvement in efficiency of filtration method for fullerene purification

Komatsu, Naoki and Kadota, Naoki and Kimura, Takahide and Kikuchi, Yasuharu and Arikawa, Mineyuki (2007) Remarkable improvement in efficiency of filtration method for fullerene purification. FULLERENES NANOTUBES AND CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES, 15 (4). pp. 217-226.

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Filtration of fullerene extract through thin layer of powdered activated carbon fiber was reported as a very practical process for fullerene purification. In order to make it more efficient, the conditions of the filtration were further investigated. As a result, 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene with high fullerene solubility was found to be employed as solvent to give pure C-60 and C-70 in moderarte to excellent yields, reducing a volume of solvent, an amount of activated carbon and a time for purification. The efficiency of the improved filtration method presented here is considered to be comparable to or even better than that of the previous methods.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:fullerenes; filtration; activated carbon; purification
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Physical Science > Nano objects
ID Code:2838
Deposited By:Farnush Anwar
Deposited On:12 Jan 2009 14:16
Last Modified:12 Jan 2009 14:16

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