Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 1997, Vol. 13 ›› Issue (11): 1010-1013.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB19971110

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An Effective Method to Improve the Content of Higher Fullerenes

Shi Zu-Jin,Cao Bao-Peng,Zhou Li-Qiang,Zhou Xi-Huang,Gu Zhen-Nan,Xiao Hong-Chen,Wang Jing-Zun   

  1. Department of Chemistry,Peking University,Beijing 100871|Beijing Institute of Microchemistry,Beijing 100091
  • Received:1997-02-26 Revised:1997-05-05 Published:1997-11-15
  • Contact: Gu Zhen-Nan


 By the arc-discharge of carbon composite rods and graphite rods doped with other substances, fullerene mixture of containing about 10% of higher fullerenes was obtained. This provides the base for the separation, purification and further study of higher fullerenes. Moreover, it was found that the existence of perfect graphite structure in the anode rod is the necessary condition for the fullerene formation. Also, It was considered that other substance doped in the anode plays a role as the hot supports in the fullerenes' growing process, which is the reason of the high yield of higher fullerenes.

Key words: C60, Higher fullerenes, Arc-discharge method, Synthesis