Raebiger, James W. and Bolskar, Robert D. (2008) Improved production and separation processes for gadolinium metallofullerenes. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 112 (17). pp. 6605-6612.
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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp076437b
A comprehensive scheme for processing all arc-produced gadolinium monometallofullerenes into separate quantified fractions is presented. As generated by the carbon arc process, endohedral metallofullerenes are entrained in a complex mixture of more abundant empty fullerenes and carbonaceous soot. The process described herein exploits the differences in solubility and redox reactivity between different classes of Gd@C-2n and empty fullerenes to effect their separation from one another. Importantly, the processes not only facilitate use of the normally soluble metallofullerenes, such as Gd@C-82, but also provide access to the normally insoluble metallofullerenes, such as Gd@C-60. In quantifying the Gd@C-2n contents of the different obtained fractions, the normally soluble Gd@C-2n are found to be about a 10% minority of the total arc metallofullerene product, while the normally insoluble Gd@C-2n comprise up to as much as 90% of the total amount of arcproduced Gd@C-2n Thus, new access to the insoluble class of Gd@C-2n in addition to the soluble fullerenes now increases the total availability of monometal Gd endohedrals by up to an order of magnitude.
|Subjects:||Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials|
Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanochemistry
|Deposited By:||Farnush Anwar|
|Deposited On:||12 Jan 2009 17:26|
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