Synthesis of radio-metallofullerenols

  • K. Sueki
  • Y. Iwai


We traced the synthesis process of water-soluble metallofullerenols using radioactivity. The synthesized yield of 153Sm@C82(OH)n from 153Sm@C82 was determined to be about 60%, but 26% of 153Sm were adsorbed in size-exclusion gel chromatography column. The recovery yields of activated Sm@C82(OH)n in nuclear reactor are 5–15% when using Sm@C82(OH)n as irradiation materials, and they are up to 65–88% when using Sm@C82(OH)n mixed with a quantity of C60(OH)m. It was found that the effective synthesis process for a radio-metallofullerenol is the neutron irradiation of metallofullerenol mixed with C60(OH)m.


Fullerene Synthesis Process Neutron Irradiation Recovery Yield 133Xe 
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  • K. Sueki
    • 1
  • Y. Iwai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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