Synthesis and Characterization of Surface Modified Fullerene


Kanbur Y., Kucukyavuz Z.

FULLERENES NANOTUBES AND CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES, vol.20, no.2, pp.119-126, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/1536383x.2010.533306
  • Title of Journal : FULLERENES NANOTUBES AND CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-126
  • Keywords: Fullerene, surface modification, zeta potential, electrical conductivity, CARBON NANOTUBES, DERIVATIVES

Abstract

Fullerenes were chemically functionalized by using sulphuric acid and nitric acid. The functionalization was done with two different acid ratio. The functionalized nanotubes were characterized with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray photonelectron spectroscopy (XPS), elemental analysis, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Sulfonation of fullerene increased the electrical conductivity of fullerenes up to 0.027 S/cm. TEM micrographs showed that sulfonation improves the dispersion of fullerene in water. Zeta potential measurements also proved this result.