HPLC separation of hydrogenated derivatives of buck-minsterfullerene

I. Bucsi, P. Szabó, R. Aniszfeld, G. K. Surya Prakash, G. A. Olah

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Abstract

The effect of composition and flow rate of the mobile phase on the HPLC separation of hydrogenated buckminsterfullerene (C60H(n) n = 2-38) was investigated on BuckySep column. Toluene was used as the basic solvent and hexane, heptane, cyclohexane, THF, acetonitrile, acetone, ethanol and 2-propanol as co-solvents. The fraction of co-solvents was varied 10-80 %, and the flow rate 1-0.1 mL min-1. Toluene-acetonitrile 65:35 and toluene-acetone 50:50 provided the best separation. Under the best conditions complete separation of C60H2 and almost complete separation of the four most abundant isomers of C60H4 were achieved. Separation of derivatives with higher hydrogen content was very poor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-64
Number of pages6
JournalChromatographia
Volume48
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 29 1998

Keywords

  • Buckminsterfullerene
  • Column liquid chromatography
  • Hydrogenation
  • Separation technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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