Colloidal structure and stabilization mechanism of aqueous solutions of unmodified fullerene C60

A. A. Khokhryakov, O. A. Kyzyma, L. A. Bulavin, A. Len, M. V. Avdeev, V. L. Aksenov

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Despite the inability of fullerenes to be directly dissolved in water, there are methods for preparing stable dispersions of fullerenes in water without any particular modifications of the fullerene or addition of stabilizers. The colloidal properties of such systems prepared by replacing the solvent and structural changes in them during coagulation have been studied. The coagulation dynamics has been investigated by spectroscopy and small-angle neutron scattering. The results obtained confirm the colloidal nature of such systems. During coagulation, particles retain a large volume of water around them, an indication of interaction between fullerene and water during solution stabilization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-491
Number of pages5
JournalCrystallography Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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