Superstructures of polymeric stars with fullerene core in solutions

V. T. Lebedev, G. Török, L. V. Vinogradova, D. N. Orlova, E. Yu Melenevskaya, V. N. Zgonnik, W. Treimer

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Poly(styrene) stars (PS)6C60, twin-cores (PS)6C60-[Si-(CH3)2]-C60(PS)6 and hybrids (PS)6C60(PTBMA)6 with paired arms of PS + poly(tertbutylmethacrylate) have been studied in toluene (20°C, concentration C = 1-6 wt.%) by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) at momentum transfer q = 0.001-5 nm-1. The C60 stabilize arms' stretched conformation and intensify stars' ordering. While the (PS)6C60 and hybrids formed tiny clusters (particles' number N ∼ 10-80, size RC ∼ 50-100 nm), the dimers created massive structures (N ∼ 1 · 103-2 · 103, RC ∼ 300 nm) that can be induced by dipolar interaction of C60 twin-cores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-383
Number of pages7
JournalFullerenes Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - jan. 2 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Lebedev, V. T., Török, G., Vinogradova, L. V., Orlova, D. N., Melenevskaya, E. Y., Zgonnik, V. N., & Treimer, W. (2005). Superstructures of polymeric stars with fullerene core in solutions. Fullerenes Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures, 12(1-2), 377-383.