Structural characterization of the C60[C(COOC2H 5)2] whiskers prepared by the liquid-liquid interfacial precipitation method

Kun'ichi Miyazawa, Tadahiko Mashino, Tadatomo Suga

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Fine whiskers of a C60 derivative, i.e., C60 monosubstituted by ethyl ester of malonic acid, C60[C(COOC 2H5)2], were fabricated for the first time using a system of toluene with concentrated C60[C(COOC 2H5)2] and isopropyl alcohol. The center-to-center distance of C60[C(COOC2H 5)2] molecules along the close-packed direction of the C60[C(COOC2H5)2] whiskers was in the same range as that of the C60 nanowhiskers prepared by the same method. The C60[C(COOC2H5)2] whiskers were assumed to take body-centered tetragonal or hexagonal close-packed crystal structures. The C60[C(COOC2H 5)2] whiskers showed a high density of stacking faults. The C60[C(COOC2H5)2] whiskers with the growth direction different from the C60 whiskers were observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2730-2735
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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