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. Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry Springer Journals

Aggregation of iron-containing fullerenols in aqueous solutions

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Chemistry; Chemistry/Food Science, general; Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
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