First endohedral metallofullerene-containing polymer: Preparation and characterization of Gd@C82-polystyrene

Dongmei Yue, Xiaojuan Bai, Shixiong Zhao, Xiaopei Miao, Meixian Li, Jinquan Dong, Kurash Ibrahim, Jiaou Wang, Yuliang Zhao, Hui Yuan, Gengmei Xing, Baoyun Sun

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Metallofullerene-containing copolymers (0.12, 0.20, 0.40, and 0.60 wt % Gd@C82) were first synthesized via radical bulk copolymerization. The structures and the properties of the new polymers, Gd@C82-PS, were investigated by GPC, UV-vis spectroscopy, FTIR, 13C NMR, CV/DPV, and XPS. The polymerization behavior of the metallofullerene and the properties of the Gd@C82-PS polymers were different from those of C60-PS and PS. Gd@C82 exhibited a stronger radical-scavenging ability than that of hollow fullerenes in the polymerization. Molecular weights and the electron-accepting ability of the polymers were discussed and possible mechanisms of the influences were proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7631-7636
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number17
StatePublished - May 6 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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