Embedding Fullerenes in Thin Sol-Gel Films


Fullerene C60 can be considered an interesting molecule for the preparation of new materials with attractive optical properties. In the present work we report the preparation of sol-gel derived, glass-like materials containing C60 and a C60 derivative prepared by 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions of azomethine ylides to C60. The optical characterisation of the films confirms the presence of C60 and its derivative, in the glass matrix.

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Prato, M., Maggini, M., Scorrano, G. et al. Embedding Fullerenes in Thin Sol-Gel Films. MRS Online Proceedings Library 359, 351–356 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-359-351

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