Fullerenes: Chemistry, Natural Sources and Technological Applications


Shannon B. Ellis (Editor)

Series: Chemical Engineering Methods and Technology
BISAC: SCI013000

Fullerenes are molecules composed entirely of carbon atoms, arranged into structures similar to graphite, i.e., stacked graphene sheets of linked hexagonal rings; but they may also contain pentagonal (or sometimes heptagonal) rings. The rings then form nanoparticles of various shapes, such as hollow spheres, ellipsoids, and also cylinders (tubes). Fullerenes are important biologically active molecules with diverse effects on cells and tissues.

They are able to oxidize biological molecules and cause serious damage to them, which can lead to cell malfunctioning, genome mutations and cell death. Simultaneously, fullerenes can act as reduction agents. Both the harmful oxidizing effects and the beneficial reducing effects of fullerenes can be exploited for preventing and treating various disorders. This book discusses the chemistry of fullerenes, as well as its natural sources and several technological applications. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Interaction of Fullerenes and Fullerene-Metal Composites with Cells (pp. 1-34)
Lucie Bacakova, Ivana Kopova, Jiri Vacik and Vasily Lavrentiev (Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Videnska, Prague, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 2 – Liquid Chromatography in the Analysis of Fullerenes (pp. 35-62)
Alina Astefanei, Oscar Núñez and Maria Teresa Galceran (Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Barcelona. Martí i Franquès, Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 3 – Physicochemical Properties and Biological Activity of Polystyrene/Fullerene Composites (pp. 63-94)
Olga V. Alekseeva, Nadezhda A. Bagrovskaya and Andrew V. Noskov (G.A. Krestov Institute of Solution Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ivanovo, Russia)

Chapter 4 – 13C NMR in Fullerene Chemistry: Structure/Shift Relationship and Quantum-Chemical Predictions (pp. 95-122)
Arthur R. Tulyabaev and Leonard M. Khalilov (Institute of Petrochemistry and Catalysis, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ufa, Russia)

Chapter 5 – Organic and Inorganic Azides in Fullerene Chemistry: Achievements and Trends (pp. 123-166)
Airat R. Tuktarov , Arslan R. Akhmetov and Usein M. Dzhemilev (Institute of Petrochemistry and Catalysis of Russian Academy of Sciences,
Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russian Federation)

Chapter 6 – Fullerene Derivatives for Molecular Switch: Recent Advances and Theoretical Insights from the Polarizability (pp. 167-188)
Denis Sh. Sabirov (Institute of Petrochemistry and Catalysis, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russian Federation)

Chapter 7 – Chemistry of Fullerene (pp. 189-216)
A. Sáenz, L. I. López, A. Castañeda and L. Farías (Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, Saltillo Coahuila México)

Chapter 8 – Stars, the Source of Fullerenes (pp. 217-238)
Citlalli Rios and Roberto Salcedo (Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Exterior s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacán, México D.F)

Chapter 9 Biomedical Application of Fullerenes (pp. 239-262)
Ljiljana Djekic and Marija Primorac (University of Belgrade – Faculty of Pharmacy, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 10 Synthesis of Fullerenes in Flames: A Review (pp. 263-284)
Z. A. Mansurov, M. Nazhipkyzy and N. G. Prikhodko (The Institute of Combustion Problems, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan)

Chapter 11 Sphericality of Some Classes of Fullerenes Measured by Topology (pp. 285-304)
Fatemeh Koorepazan-Moftakhar, Ali Reza Ashrafi, Ottorino Ori and Mihai V. Putz (Department of Nanocomputing, Institute of Nanoscience
and Nanotechnology, University of Kashan, Kashan, I. R. Iran, and others)


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