Affinity of C-60 fullerenes with water - Aix-Marseille Université Access content directly
Journal Articles Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures Year : 2006

Affinity of C-60 fullerenes with water

J Labille
J Brant
  • Function : Author
Frédéric Villiéras
A Thill
  • Function : Author
A Masion
  • Function : Author
M Wiesner
  • Function : Author


In this work, we have studied the affinity of pure C-60 fullerenes with water. Although C-60 have always been known as hydrophobic particles, we show that this characteristic does not remain when contact between C-60 and H2O is forced by mechanical stirring. Light scattering measurements and transmission electron microscopy observations revealed the presence of C-60 aggregates remaining stable in water after stirring, with a large nanometric size range. Water adsorption/desorption isotherms, confirmed the hydrophilic character of these nano-clusters, resulting form hydration of the initial hydrophobic C-60.
No file

Dates and versions

hal-01519546 , version 1 (08-05-2017)



J Labille, J Brant, Frédéric Villiéras, M Pelletier, A Thill, et al.. Affinity of C-60 fullerenes with water. Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures, 2006, 14 (2-3), pp.307-314. ⟨10.1080/15363830600665250⟩. ⟨hal-01519546⟩
95 View
0 Download



Gmail Facebook Twitter LinkedIn More