Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
We found that a potassium salt of fullerene pentaadduct having alkyl side chain (R5C60K) forms a sphere having a spherical shape with a maximum diameter of 2 micrometers by dissolving it in organic solvent and gradually adding water. It was revealed that this sphere retains its shape even after drying subsequent to filtration and retains the internal water without loss. From this result, it was supported that the self-assembly formed from the pentasubstituted fullerenes has structural rigidity.
Attribution of KAKENHI