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Bilayer vesicles as precursors for spherical fractal aggregates from the self-assembly of a C-60-fullerene-dyad in polar solvent

Gayathri , S. S, and Patnaik , A, (2006) Bilayer vesicles as precursors for spherical fractal aggregates from the self-assembly of a C-60-fullerene-dyad in polar solvent. J. Chem. Phys., 124 (13). p. 131104. ISSN 0021-9606

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Abstract

Spherical fractal aggregates of similar to 10 mu m were formed from a pi-electronic amphiphile, C-60-didodecyloxybenzene dyad when extracted from THF into water, necessitating a critical dielectric constant epsilon >= 30 in binary THF-water mixtures. Molecular dynamics simulations revealed the unit cluster to such a form involves an aggregation number similar to 90 with predominant soft associative molecular interactions which corroborated the octadecahedral model proposed for the cluster growth. (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:7114
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:09 Sep 2009 06:16
Last Modified:09 Sep 2009 06:16

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