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Materials chemistry of fullerene C60 derivatives

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Despite the increasing interest of the scientific community in carbon nanotubes and graphene, fullerene C60 still plays an important role in the family of nanocarbons. A quarter of a century of research on fullerenes has been dedicated to understanding the way to produce stable, well-characterized and highly soluble fullerene derivatives, which retain the original properties of C60. The applications in a wide number of fields, especially on new materials design, have enriched the literature with fascinating examples where fullerenes are directly involved. We report here a brief summary of recent achievements in some exciting applications of fullerene derivatives.

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23 Jul 2010
24 Sep 2010
First published
29 Oct 2010

J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 1305-1318
Article type
Feature Article

Materials chemistry of fullerene C60 derivatives

A. Montellano López, A. Mateo-Alonso and M. Prato, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 1305
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM02386H

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