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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films