Special Issue "Fullerene Chemistry"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2012)
Prof. Dr. Kun’ichi Miyazawa
Fullerene Engineering Group, Advanced Materials Processing Unit, Advanced Key Technologies Division, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1, Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044, Japan
Interests: fullerene nanowhiskers; fullerene nanotubes; fullerene nanosheets
Fullerene molecules have the unique closed morphologies that are totally composed of carbon atoms. They can include foreign atoms inside, and also can be attached with a variety of functional groups, which offers a great degree of freedom on their shape and properties. Hence, we can expect to produce a tremendous number of fullerene assemblies that will be useful for the application of energy, environment, biology, medicine, electronics, mechanics and so forth. Among these fullerene materials, the nanofibers made of fullerene molecules such as fullerene nanowhiskers and fullerene nanotubes are especially attractive, owing to their potential applicability for semiconductors, transistors, catalysts, sensors, molecular sieves, templates for chemical synthesis, illuminants, solar cells and so forth. The fullerene nanotubes defined here are the tubular nanofibers composed of fullerene molecules. In addition, single-crystal thin sheets made of fullerene molecules, “fullerene nanosheets”, will find a wide application as well. Hence, this special issue “Fullerene Chemistry” focuses on the synthesis, characterization and application of low-dimensional fullerene nanomaterials. Physical and chemical treatments of fullerene nanomaterials can also widen the fullerene world. Not only the fullerene nanomaterials but also carbon nanotubes and graphene are included in this special issue since they have close relationships with fullerene chemistry.
The researchers in fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and graphene are strongly encouraged to submit their recent topics to this special issue. The related review papers are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Kun’ichi Miyazawa
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- fullerene nanowhisker (nanorod, nanowire)
- fullerene nanotube
- fullerene nanosheet
- carbon nanotube
- application of fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and graphene
Molecules 2011, 16(11), 9495-9504; doi:10.3390/molecules16119495
Received: 18 October 2011; in revised form: 3 November 2011 / Accepted: 10 November 2011 / Published: 14 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (450 KB) | Supplementary Files
Article: Synthesis and Characterization of Fullerene Nanowhiskers by Liquid-Liquid Interfacial Precipitation: Influence of C60 Solubility
Molecules 2012, 17(4), 3858-3865; doi:10.3390/molecules17043858
Received: 12 March 2012; in revised form: 23 March 2012 / Accepted: 26 March 2012 / Published: 29 March 2012| Download PDF Full-text (575 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Molecules 2012, 17(5), 4851-4859; doi:10.3390/molecules17054851
Received: 31 March 2012; in revised form: 12 April 2012 / Accepted: 18 April 2012 / Published: 26 April 2012| Download PDF Full-text (478 KB)
Article: Synthesis and Characterization of Positively Charged Pentacationic Fullerene Monoadducts for Antimicrobial Photodynamic Inactivation
Molecules 2012, 17(5), 5225-5243; doi:10.3390/molecules17055225
Received: 31 March 2012; in revised form: 22 April 2012 / Accepted: 28 April 2012 / Published: 7 May 2012| Download PDF Full-text (476 KB) | Supplementary Files
Review: Recent Advances in Photoinduced Electron Transfer Processes of Fullerene-Based Molecular Assemblies and Nanocomposites
Molecules 2012, 17(5), 5816-5835; doi:10.3390/molecules17055816
Received: 29 March 2012; in revised form: 3 May 2012 / Accepted: 8 May 2012 / Published: 16 May 2012| Download PDF Full-text (919 KB)
Review: Chemistry of Fullerene Epoxides: Synthesis, Structure, and Nucleophilic Substitution-Addition Reactivity
Molecules 2012, 17(6), 6395-6414; doi:10.3390/molecules17066395
Received: 28 March 2012; in revised form: 14 May 2012 / Accepted: 16 May 2012 / Published: 25 May 2012| Download PDF Full-text (410 KB)
Molecules 2012, 17(6), 7151-7168; doi:10.3390/molecules17067151
Received: 10 April 2012; in revised form: 22 May 2012 / Accepted: 1 June 2012 / Published: 12 June 2012| Download PDF Full-text (924 KB)
Molecules 2012, 17(7), 7941-7960; doi:10.3390/molecules17077941
Received: 8 May 2012; in revised form: 11 June 2012 / Accepted: 19 June 2012 / Published: 2 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (2272 KB)
Molecules 2012, 17(11), 13146-13156; doi:10.3390/molecules171113146
Received: 8 October 2012; in revised form: 26 October 2012 / Accepted: 30 October 2012 / Published: 5 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1428 KB)
Last update: 26 September 2012