Assembly of C 60 Fullerene in Water and Toluene

Redispersion and Self-Assembly of C 60 Fullerene in Water and Toluene

Antonio Cid 1 2, Óscar A Moldes 2, Mário S Diniz 1, Benito Rodríguez-González 3, Juan C Mejuto 2

This work aims at assessing the influence of two different solvents, bidistilled water and toluene, on dispersions of carbon-based engineered nanomaterials, namely, fullerenes, and their self-assembly behavior…. Aggregates obtained in toluene showed a well-formed crystal structure. When using water, the obtained aggregates were amorphous and showed a no well-defined shape. Their sizes ranged between 20 and 40 nm for nanosized structures and between 0.4 and 4.8 μm for micron-sized self-aggregates.