Controlled fabrication of fullerene C60 into microspheres of nanoplates through porphyrin-polymer-assisted self-assembly

Xuan Zhang, Masayuki Takeuchi

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Holey balls! Novel microspheres made up of nanoplates have been fabricated by porphyrin-polymer-assisted supramolecular self-assembly of C60. The obtained C60 microspheres are single-crystalline and exhibit pure fee structure. This is a rare example of a hierarchical supramolecular architecture fabricated by the self-assembly of unmodified C60.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9646-9651
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number51
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 14
Externally publishedYes


  • Fullerenes
  • Nanostructures
  • Polymers
  • Self-assembly
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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