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Fullerenes

Fullerenes

Product range:

  • Fullerene Extract C60/C70
  • Fullerene C60 98+; 99+; 99,5+; 99,9+
  • Fullerene С70 98+; 99+

Tilor-made options:

  • Functionalised fullerene
  • Endofullerene

Our company is an innovative producer and supplier of fullerenes and their derivatives in Europe, constantly scaling up our manufacturing capacities by implementing new technologies in our equipment. That also allows us to keep up and even set quality standards on the market, at the same time staying very competitive with the prices.

We have a good experience in production of various functionalized fullerene materials and derivatives. Our fullerene-based products are being successfully implemented in various epoxy resins, lacquers, protective coatings, oils and lubricants, polyurethane products, aluminum and OPV systems.

Method of synthesis

Fullerene production process comprise of the following stages:

  • Synthesis of fullerenes or fullerene-containing soot by the arc method
  • Extraction
  • Separation (purification) for each fullerene molecule, yielding pure fullerenes such as C60
  • Synthesis of derivatives (mostly using the techniques of organic synthesis)
  • Other post-processing such as dispersion into a matrix


Solubility

Solvent C60 mg/ml C70 mg/ml
1-chloronaphthalene 51 ND
1-methylnaphthalene 33 ND
1,2-dichlorobenzene 24 36.2
1,2,4-trimethylbenzene 18 ND
tetrahydronaphthalene 16 ND
o-xylene 9 14.3
carbondisulfide 8 9.8
1,2,3-tribromopropane 8 ND
chlorobenzene 7 ND
p-xylene 5 3.9
toluene 3 1.4

Photo of solutions

Application areas of fullerenes (carbon 60) which will be described in details below:

  • Research and development
  • Paintwork materials
  • Electronics
  • Cosmetology
  • Composite and polymeric materials
  • Automotive industry
  • Coatings
  • Powder metallurgy
  • Lubricants

Buy C60 Fullerenes

Our company is an innovative producer and supplier of fullerenes and their derivatives in Europe, constantly scaling up our manufacturing capacities by implementing new technologies in our equipment. Therefore you can buy C60 fullerenes made by prominent scientists which all work with most up-to-date technologies in the field of nanomaterials. All this also allows us to keep up and even set quality standards on the market, at the same time staying very competitive with the prices.

We have a good experience in production of various functionalized fullerene materials and derivatives. Our fullerene-based products are being successfully implemented in various epoxy resins, lacquers, protective coatings, oils and lubricants, polyurethane products, aluminum and OPV systems.

Buy C60 Fullerenes, Nanomaterial with a Huge Potential

Fullerenes are known as a closed-type spherical or spheroidal molecule C60, C70, C76, C84, where all carbon atoms are situated at the vertices of regular hexagons and pentagons, covering its surface. In the same way as graphene, fullerenes are made by only one atom and that is not surprisingly carbon. As other carbon-based materials, fullerenes are enormously strong and are able to withstand high pressure and that is why carbon-based nanomaterials are on the top of nanomaterial research these days. Fullerenes (in fact it was C60) were discovered experimentally in 1985 although their existence was predicted in 70´s. Scientists standing behind this huge discovery were awarded the Noble prize in chemistry in 1996. Other types of the fullerene family were discovered shortly afterwards. The interesting fact about fullerenes is also that they can be found in outer space.

C60 Fullerene for Sale – Material with Perfect Properties

Our company provide C60 fullerene for sale and also c70 fullerene with excellent properties which you can see below. You can see other fullerene derivatives that we produce in Products page here on our website. You can choose the purity of each fullerene as you can see below.

Product range:

  • Fullerene Extract C60/C70
  • Fullerene C60 98+; 99+; 99,5+; 99,9+
  • Fullerene С70 98+; 99+

Tilor-made options:

  • Functionalised fullerene
  • Endofullerene
  • Fullerene production process comprise of the following stages:
  • Synthesis of fullerenes or fullerene-containing soot by the arc discharge method (with a use of graphite electrodes when the graphite is vaporized under insert gas under low pressure, the final product will have the form of soot )
  • Extraction (process of filtration)
  • Separation (purification) for each fullerene molecule, yielding pure fullerenes such as C60 (chromatography process)
  • Synthesis of derivatives (mostly using the techniques of organic synthesis)
  • Other post-processing such as dispersion into a matrix (this dispersion allow us use fullerenes as lubricants)

Buy Carbon 60 – A Fullerene with many qualities

Solubility of our fullerenes products:

Solvent

C60 mg/ml

C70 mg/ml

1-chloronaphthalene

51

ND

1-methylnaphthalene

33

ND

1,2-dichlorobenzene

24

36.2

1,2,4-trimethylbenzene

18

ND

tetrahydronaphthalene

16

ND

o-xylene

9

14.3

carbondisulfide

8

9.8

1,2,3-tribromopropane

8

ND

chlorobenzene

7

ND

p-xylene

5

3.9

toluene

3

1.4

Buy Buckminsterfullerene – An Outstanding Agent with Many Applications

Known physical properties of buckminsterfullerene:

  • Density : 1.65 g cm-3
  • Standard heat of formation: 9.08 kcal·mol-1
  • Index of refraction: 2.2 (600nm)
  • Boiling point: 800K
  • Resistivity: 1014 ohms·m-1

Buckminsterfullerenes or buckeyballs are typically spherical and they are composed of 60 carbon atoms with a cage-like structure. C60 is made of 12 pentagonal and 20 hexagonal rings. As you already know, you can buy carbon 60 with an excellent quality in our company. Spherical shape of fullerene C60 could bring you to mind the shape of a soccer ball. By the way, did you know that fullerene is the most symmetrical structure in the world? We can found three kinds of rotation axes.

C60 fullerene is a perfect candidate for biomedical engineering due to its desirable properties. As you can see above, fullerenes have really interesting solubility in different solutions – the most compounds are aromatic. The most developing area in biomedical engineering using C60 is undoubtedly cancer research which is undeniable so much important in present-day medicine. And what makes C60 fullerene so promising in this kind of research? Fullerene C60 could be occluded by cancer cells by using various functional groups. After the absorption fullerene could turn oxygen inside of a cancer cell (in presence of the light radiation) to reactive oxygen radical which evoke apoptosis (the cell will literally commit suicide because reactive oxygen will be devastating all the important biomolecules in the cell and the cell simply cannot survive this demolition). This process is called photochemotherapy and it can be a good alternative to radiation therapy. The other biochemical applications include the design of various agents used for example in MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), X-Ray imaging, drug and gene delivery (mainly hydrophobic drugs) and so on. As you can see, fullerenes are showing really good bio compatibility.

Fullerenes C60 could be also used as electrocatalysts for example in fuel cells when fuel is oxidised at an anode and oxygen is reduced at a cathode. With a high level of pollution from fossil fuels in our world is generally a great effort to find an alternative to fossil fuels. Fuel cells could be that alternative because they convert chemical energy to electrical energy. They could directly use alcohol such as methanol and ethanol.

Fullerenes can be used for gas storage due to their unique structure. Other carbon structures are hydrogenated and dehydrogenated irreversibly. But fullerenes overcome this barrier. When C60 fullerene is hydrogenated it changes the colour according to the sum of added hydrogen.

Another application of fullerenes can be found in a composite coatings area of research. If we want to enhance the properties of a common used coating agent, the best way to do it is by adding nanofilters.

Fullerenes are also known as excellent antioxidants. They can react at high rate with many radicals and behave as some kind of shield in front of dangerous radicals. They even earned the nickname – “radical sponge”. They are able to neutralise around 30 radicals per one fullerene molecule. That is so amazing!

It can be a huge surprise but fullerenes can be also used in cosmetology. There are creams containing several fullerene derivatives. For example polyethylene glycol modified fullerene C60 is commonly used. Because of fullerenes antioxidant capabilities, fullerene can be also used as a derivative of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) or vitamin E (tocopherol) to prevent lipid peroxidation due to the effect of radicals.

We all know that diamonds are made from carbon so it should not be that big surprise if we could use fullerenes as precursors to create diamond.

Last but not least – fullerenes can be used for strengthening of metals. Fullerenes can use the advantage of small size and excellent reactivity to interact with a number of metals and create a stronger and hardener material than metal itself. This has a huge application in aerospace technologies.

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