Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 24, pp 10228–10238 | Cite as

Synthesis and applications of fluoroalkyl end-capped cooligomers having fullerene and mixed fullerenes in the main chain

  • Remi Kasai
  • Hideaki Yaegashi
  • Hiroshi Yokoyama
  • Masahiko Yamanaka
  • Hideo SawadaEmail author


Fluoroalkanoyl peroxides reacted with FULLERENES [fullerene (C60) and commercially available fullerenes (Nanom MixTR and Nanom BlackTR)] and radical polymerizable comonomers such as acrylic acid, N,N-dimethylacrylamide, N-(1,1-dimethyl-3-oxobutyl)acrylamide, and acryloylmorpholine to afford fluoroalkyl end-capped cooligomers having FULLERENES in the main chain under very mild conditions. Fluoroalkyl end-capped Nanom Mix and Nanom Black cooligomers thus obtained were found to exhibit a similar solubility to that of the corresponding fluoroalkyl end-capped cooligomers having fullerene in the main chain. These fluorinated FULLERENES cooligomers were found to form the nanometer size-controlled self-assembled cooligomeric aggregates in aqueous solutions. These fluoroalkyl end-capped FULLERENES cooligomers were more effective for solubilizing fullerene, Nanom Mix and Nanom Black into water, compared to those of the corresponding fluoroalkyl end-capped homooligomers having no FULLERENES in the main chain. Fluoroalkyl end-capped fullerene- and Nanom Mix-acrylic acid cooligomers were found to exhibit fluorescence spectra related to fullerene and Nanom Mix in cooligomers, respectively, in aqueous solutions. Additionally, these fluorinated fullerene- and Nanom Mix-acrylic acid cooligomers were able to increase chemiluminescence intensity related to luminol, effectively, compared to the corresponding fluorinated acrylic acid homooligomers.


Fullerene Acrylic Acid Main Chain CD3OD Luminol 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Remi Kasai
    • 1
  • Hideaki Yaegashi
    • 2
  • Hiroshi Yokoyama
    • 2
  • Masahiko Yamanaka
    • 2
  • Hideo Sawada
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Frontier Materials Chemistry, Faculty of Science and TechnologyHirosaki UniversityBunkyo-cho, HirosakiJapan
  2. 2.Technology Development DivisionNissan Motor Co., LtdAtsugi-shi, KanagawaJapan

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