Fullerene release from the inside of carbon nanotubes

A possible route toward drug delivery

F. Simon, Herwig Peterlik, Rudolf Pfeiffer, Johannes Bernardi, Hans Kuzmany

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Abstract

The filling and depletion of carbon nanotubes with C60 fullerenes is reported using solvents. We use X-ray diffractometry and Raman spectroscopy to show that large diameter carbon nanotubes can be filled with fullerenes using methanol with a high efficiency and can be also removed from the inside of the tubes using dichlorobenzene. The latter solvent effectively removes weakly bound C60s from inside the large diameter tubes, which is explained by the high solubility of C60 in dichlorobenzene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-292
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume445
Issue number4-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 13 2007

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X ray diffraction analysis
Methanol
Raman spectroscopy
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methyl alcohol
Solubility
spectroscopy
x rays
fullerene C60

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Fullerene release from the inside of carbon nanotubes : A possible route toward drug delivery. / Simon, F.; Peterlik, Herwig; Pfeiffer, Rudolf; Bernardi, Johannes; Kuzmany, Hans.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 445, No. 4-6, 13.09.2007, p. 288-292.

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Simon, F. ; Peterlik, Herwig ; Pfeiffer, Rudolf ; Bernardi, Johannes ; Kuzmany, Hans. / Fullerene release from the inside of carbon nanotubes : A possible route toward drug delivery. In: Chemical Physics Letters. 2007 ; Vol. 445, No. 4-6. pp. 288-292.
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