Gentle fragmentation of C60 by strong hydrogenation: a route to synthesizing new materials
2004 (English)In: Chemical Physics Letters, ISSN 0009-2614, Vol. 400, no 1-3, 112-116 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A large number of small hydrogenated fullerenes and unusual polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were detected by mass-spectrometry in samples obtained by C60 reaction with hydrogen gas at 673 K. A synthesis of a large number of sequential breakdown products instead of fast formation of amorphous carbon was found due to immediate termination of dangling bonds by hydrogen atoms during the C60 fragmentation process. This opens a possibility to synthesize these unusual materials in bulk amounts. Investigation of breakdown products could also help to select building blocks for synthesis of cage structures by purely chemical methods.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V. , 2004. Vol. 400, no 1-3, 112-116 p.
Fullerenes, C60, carbon, hydrogen, high pressure, high temperature, hydrogenation, hydrofulleride, C60Hx, C60H60, spectroscopy, molecular breakdown, hydrocarbon synthesis, molecular fragmentation, mass spectroscopy, mass spectrometry
Research subject Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-12168DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2004.10.087OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-12168DiVA: diva2:151839