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Fullerene-naphthalene interaction on the water surface and in the binary film

Borovkov, Nicholas Yu. and Valkova, Larissa A. and Ol'khovich, Marina V. and Glibin, Alexander S. and Koifman, Oscar I. and Zakharov, Anatoly G. (2007) Fullerene-naphthalene interaction on the water surface and in the binary film. FULLERENES NANOTUBES AND CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES, 15 (6). pp. 467-484.

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This work continues the studies on the non-covalent fullerene-donor interaction that were recently conducted by non-spectroscopic methods in solution. The Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) technique is engaged as a main experimental tool to exclude interfering solvent effects. Methods to prepare a stable low-dimensional fullerene-water system and to monitor intermolecular interactions therein are proposed. As a molecular partner of fullerene, beta-benzylnaphthalene (BN) modeling a functional pi-donor is used. No pair C-60-BN interactions were found in both C-60-BN-H2O and C-60-BN systems. Thus, a lack of molecular affinity of fullerene for typical pi-donors is stated not only in solution but in solvent-free systems as well. For this reason, none of classic non-covalent interactions can be exploited to control the state of fullerene in solid composites.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:fullerene; C-60; naphthalene; Langmuir-Blodgett film
Subjects:Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:2892
Deposited By:Farnush Anwar
Deposited On:12 Jan 2009 10:58
Last Modified:12 Jan 2009 10:58

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