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Manipulation of fullerene superstructures by complexing with polycyclic aromatic compounds

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Abstract

Polycyclic aromatic compounds (naphthalene, anthracene and pyrene) have been intercalated into the superstructures of fullerene nanowhiskers, using a facile liquid–liquid interfacial precipitation (LLIP) method. Due to the interaction between polycyclic molecules and fullerene, the growth of fullerene crystals was interfered in comparison to the fullerene crystal growth without the polycyclic molecules, resulting in the formation of fullerene superstructures with various nanofeatures. Moreover, the fluorescence emissions of the fullerene superstructures were significantly changed due to the intercalation of the polycyclic molecules, implying the influence of molecular packing on the electron transfer within the nanostructures. These results may bring new insights on the control of fullerene nanostructures and to manipulate their optical properties in optoelectronic devices.

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The article was received on 06 Jul 2017, accepted on 10 Oct 2017 and first published on 11 Oct 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CP04553K
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017,19, 29099-29105
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    Manipulation of fullerene superstructures by complexing with polycyclic aromatic compounds

    Q. Tang, S. Zhang, X. Liu, M. Sumita, S. Ishihara, H. Fuchs, Q. Ji, L. K. Shrestha and K. Ariga, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 29099
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CP04553K

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