Impact of a physiological medium on the aggregation state of C60 and C70 fullerenes

E. A. Kyzyma, M. O. Kuzmenko, L. A. Bulavin, V. I. Petrenko, I. V. Mikheev, M. A. Zabolotnyi, M. Kubovcikova, P. Kopcansky, M. V. Korobov, M. V. Avdeev, V. Aksenov

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The C60 and C70 fullerene-cluster size distribution in aqueous solutions and a physiological medium is studied via dynamic light scattering. The initial aqueous solutions of fullerenes obtained via different methods are found to contain clusters with a characteristic size of about 100 nm. The additional aggregation of fullerenes is observed after their transfer into a physiological medium (0.9% NaCl) and is established to depend on the preparation method. The cluster-size distribution in a fullerene–pectic-acid mixture is found to vary in water and a physiological medium. The results reveal the need for additional studies of the structure and properties of C60 and C70 molecules, as well as their complexes with medicines, in a physiological medium for medical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1125-1128
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Surface Investigation
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2016



  • dynamic light scattering
  • fullerenes
  • physiological medium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Kyzyma, E. A., Kuzmenko, M. O., Bulavin, L. A., Petrenko, V. I., Mikheev, I. V., Zabolotnyi, M. A., Kubovcikova, M., Kopcansky, P., Korobov, M. V., Avdeev, M. V., & Aksenov, V. (2016). Impact of a physiological medium on the aggregation state of C60 and C70 fullerenes. Journal of Surface Investigation, 10(6), 1125-1128.