Fullerene (C60)-Ag+ interactions which induce a solution color change

Atsushi Ikeda, Chie Fukuhara, Seiji Shinkai

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It was found that C60 bearing an NCH2CH2(OCH2CH2)2OMe side chain changes its absorption spectrum (and consequently, its visual color) upon addition of AgCF3SO3. The spectroscopic studies established that Ag+ directly interacts with C = C double bonds on the C60 surface. This system serves as a novel methodology to change spectroscopic and redox properties of C60 by added metal cations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7091-7094
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - Sept 23 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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