The supercritical fluid antisolvent synthesis of C60(C2Hx) (x=4 or 6); the crystal structures of two materials which were thought unlikely to exist

O'Neil, A., Wilson, C. , Webster, J. M., Allison, F. J., Howard, J. A.K. and Poliakoff, M. (2002) The supercritical fluid antisolvent synthesis of C60(C2Hx) (x=4 or 6); the crystal structures of two materials which were thought unlikely to exist. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 41(20), pp. 3796-3799. (doi:10.1002/1521-3773(20021018)41:20<3796::aid-anie3796>3.0.co;2-t) (PMID:12386851)

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Abstract

The intercalation of ethane and ethene into the octahedral interstitial sites of the C60 lattice can be achieved by antisolvent precipitation, using supercritical C2H4 and C2H6. This method of crystallization (see picture), which has yielded unprecedented intercalation compounds with hydrocarbons once thought too large to form such species, should be applicable to other gases, solvents, and fullerenes.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The authors thank ICI and BP Chemicals for support and the EPSRC (UK) for the award of diffractometers GR/R08346/01 (JREI for APEX) and GR/M54728/01 (SMART1000) and for a Senior Research Fellowship to J.A.K.H.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wilson, Dr Claire
Authors: O'Neil, A., Wilson, C., Webster, J. M., Allison, F. J., Howard, J. A.K., and Poliakoff, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Angewandte Chemie (International Edition)
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1433-7851
ISSN (Online):1521-3773

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