Oxidation of fullerenes by ozone

Jin Pei Deng, Chung Yuan Mou, Chau Chung Han

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Like typical alkenes, fullerenes can be oxidized by ozone. Epoxidation reaction takes place on C60, and C60On (n=1-5) are formed. Mass spectrometry and chromatography identified the stable existence of two isomers for the dioxides and three for the trioxides in the product mixtures. At lower temperatures, fragmentation occurs and results in the formation of the polar products. C70 and carbon nanotubes also react with ozone but at a much slower rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1033-1044
Number of pages12
JournalFullerene Science and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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