Fullerene–Ionic‐Liquid Conjugates: A New Class of Hybrid Materials with Unprecedented Properties

  • Vincenzo Campisciano, Valeria La Parola, Leonarda F. Liotta, Francesco Giacalone, Michelangelo Gruttadauria
  • Chemistry - A European Journal, January 2015, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1002/chem.201406067

Extremely water-soluble fullerenes

What is it about?

Synthesis, characterization, properties and application in catalysis of a new class of hybrid materials constituted by fullerene endowed of Ionic Liquid moieties

Why is it important?

New properties have been obtained by the fusion of IL moieties in the C60 core such us an unprecedented water solubility >800 g mL-1


Dr. Francesco Giacalone
University of Palermo

Several applications in the field of supramolecular, homogenepous and heterogeneous catalysis. Tuning of the proper anion may produce interesting electrolytes for DSSC.

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