C60 is a well-known fullerene prototype; zero-dimensional structure has been generally accepted for C60 fullerene. Through simple and easy-to-control method, 1D fullerene C60micro/nano fibers (FNFs) were successfully prepared by liquid-liquid interfacial precipitation using toluene, m-xylene, pyridine and/or N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) as solvents and isopropyl alcohol as precipitation agent. There is a systematic correlation between the type of the solvents and the final structures of the C60 FNFs prepared using LLIP. When the solvents were toluene and m-xylene, solid C60 fullerene nanowhiskers (FNWs) were easily synthesized. On the other hand, the fullerene C60micro/nano tubes (FNTs) were grown in the C60-pyridine solution or C60-NMP solution which was exposed to the visible light. The type of solvents plays a critical role in the formation of the final structure of C60 FNFs. Self assembled by zero dimensional fullerenes,FNFs, who maintain the conjugated p-electron structure of fullerene and features of one dimensional materials, showpromising novel optoelectronic and magnetic properties.
|Title of host publication||Handbook on Fullerene|
|Subtitle of host publication||Synthesis, Properties and Applications|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 2012|