Aggregation of iron-containing fullerenols in aqueous solutions

Aggregation of iron-containing fullerenols in aqueous solutions Endometallofullerenols Fe@C60(OH)30 were synthesized by a new procedure using a special molecular precursor in the course of electric arc evaporation of a composite carbon electrode. Aqueous solutions of fullerenols Fe@C60(OH)30 were studied by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and viscometry under the conditions of transition from dilute to concentrated systems in two media: acidic (pH 3.7) and weakly alkaline (pH 7.8). In a weakly alkaline medium, fullerenols form relatively dense clusters (correlation radius R C ~ 17 nm), and in acidic medium, less dense structures of size R C ~ 18 nm in the concentration interval с = 0.5–1.4 wt %. The mechanisms of aggregation of fullerenol molecules in aqueous solutions are discussed. The water-soluble derivatives Fe@C60(OH)30 obtained show promise for biomedical applications in magnetic resonance imaging as contrasting agents that are potentially less toxic than presently used contrasts based on gadolinium chelate complexes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry Springer Journals

Aggregation of iron-containing fullerenols in aqueous solutions

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Pleiades Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Subject
Chemistry; Chemistry/Food Science, general; Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
ISSN
1070-4272
eISSN
1608-3296
D.O.I.
10.1134/S10704272150120162
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Abstract

Endometallofullerenols Fe@C60(OH)30 were synthesized by a new procedure using a special molecular precursor in the course of electric arc evaporation of a composite carbon electrode. Aqueous solutions of fullerenols Fe@C60(OH)30 were studied by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and viscometry under the conditions of transition from dilute to concentrated systems in two media: acidic (pH 3.7) and weakly alkaline (pH 7.8). In a weakly alkaline medium, fullerenols form relatively dense clusters (correlation radius R C ~ 17 nm), and in acidic medium, less dense structures of size R C ~ 18 nm in the concentration interval с = 0.5–1.4 wt %. The mechanisms of aggregation of fullerenol molecules in aqueous solutions are discussed. The water-soluble derivatives Fe@C60(OH)30 obtained show promise for biomedical applications in magnetic resonance imaging as contrasting agents that are potentially less toxic than presently used contrasts based on gadolinium chelate complexes.

Journal

Russian Journal of Applied ChemistrySpringer Journals

Published: Mar 3, 2016

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