Oxidation route dependent proton conductivities of oxidized fullerenes

Nurun Nahar Rabin, Mohammad Razaul Karim, Md Saidul Islam, Hitomi Omagari, Narumi Kameda, Yuta Shudo, Ryo Ohtani, Masaaki Nakamura, Shinya Hayami

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We reported the proton conductivities of a series of oxidized fullerenes (fullerenols) having varied polarity and hydrophilicity. The samples were generated from the oxidation of fullerenes by using different oxidation techniques and oxidizing agents. XPS, IR and TGA data confirmed the successful oxidation of fullerenes. Electrochemical impedance showed that fullerenols can support proton conductivity. At room temperature and 90% RH, a maximum proton conductivity of 1.4 × 10-2 S cm-1 was observed in fullerenols obtained from the oxidation of fullerene (C60) by caustic soda. We expect the use of fullerenols as solid electrolytes in fuel cells, sensors, chemical filters and so on.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14708-14712
Number of pages5
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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