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Fullerene Polymers: Synthesis, Properties and Applications

Nazario Martin (Editor), Francesco Giacalone (Editor), Maurizio Prato (Foreword by)
ISBN: 978-3-527-32282-4
332 pages
October 2009
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Written by an outstanding team of experts in the interdisciplinary areas of research, this book is based on a new classification of the different types of fullerene polymers according to their chemical structures. It covers all aspects, from different classes, to their synthesis and applications in material science.
Of great interest to polymer and synthetic chemists, but also for material scientists and industrial chemists.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
FULLERENE-CONTAINING POLYMERS: AN OVERVIEW
Polyfullerenes: A Brief History
Classification of Polyfullerenes
Outlook and Perspective
MAIN-CHAIN AND SIDE-CHAIN C60-POLYMERS
Introduction
Main-Chain Polymers
Side-Chain Polymers
Conclusions and Further Perspectives
ACRYLATE AND METHACRYLATE C60-END-CAPPED POLYMERS
Introduction
Synthesis of C60-End-Capped Polymers
Aggregation of C60-End-Capped Polymers in Solution
Summary
SEMI-INTERPENETRATING POLYMER NETWORKS INVOLVING C60-POLYMERS
Introduction
Synthesis and Properties of Double-C60-End-Capped Polymers
Mechanical Properties of Pseudo-SIPNs
Optical Transmission Characterisitics of Pseudo-SIPNs
Conclusions
STAR-SHAPED POLYMERS WITH A FULLERENE CORE
Introduction
Grafting of Linear Polymer Chains onto C60
Polymerization of a Monomer Using Charged of Functionalized Fullerenes as Initiators
Addition of Linear Polymer Chains on Plurifunctional Fullerene Derivatives
Stability of the C60-Polymer Link
Conclusions
FULLERENE-CONTAINING HELICAL POLYMERS
Introduction
Helical Polymers with Pendant Fullerenes via Covalent Bonds
Helical Array of Fullerenes along Helical Polymer Backbone via Noncovalent Bonds
Inclusion of Fullerenes in a Helical Cavity
Conclusion
ELECTROACTIVE C60-POLYMER SYSTEMS
Introduction
Photoinduced Electron Transfer
Organic Solar Cells
Other Applications
Summary
POLYFULLERENES FOR ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAICS
Introduction
Double-Cable Polyfullerenes
Revisiting the Double-Cable Approach
Conclusions
FULLERENE-CONTAINING SUPRAMOLECULAR POLYMERS
Introduction
Nanofabrication of [60]Fullerene in the Solid State
Self-Organization of Amphiphilic [60]Fullerenes
Introduction of [60]Fullerenes onto Polymer Chains via Noncovalent Bonds
Outlook
FULLERENE-RICH DENDRONS AND DENDRIMERS
Introduction
Fullerene-Rich Dendrons
Fullerene-Rich Dendrimers
Self-Assembly of Fullerene-Rich Dendrimers
Conclusions
LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE FULLERODENDRIMERS AND FULLERO(CODENDRIMERS)
Introduction
Liquid-Crystalline Fullerodendrimers
Liquid-Crystalline Fullero(codendrimers)
Conclusio
POLYMERS BASED ON CARBON NANOTUBES
Introduction
Carbon Nanotube Properties
Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites
Applications of NT-Polymer Composites
NT-Polymer Composites for Solar Energy Conversion
Summary and Conclusions
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Author Information

Nazario Martin is full professor of Organic Chemistry at the University Complutense of Madrid. His research interests span a range of targets with emphasis on the chemistry of carbon nanostructures involving fullerenes and carbon nanotubes, pi-conjugated systems as molecular wires, and electroactive molecules, in the context of electron transfer processes, photovoltaic applications and nanoscience. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Chemical Communications, and the Regional Editor for Europe of the journal Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures. He is a fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, vice-director of IMDEA - Nanoscience Institute, and the President of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry.

Francesco Giacalone is a postdoctoral scientist at the University of Palermo. As a postdoctoral scientist (2004-2005) he worked with Professor Martin as a ESF Fellow in molecular electronics. In June 2005 he moved to the University of Palermo under the supervision of Professor Renato Noto. His current research interests focus on the synthesis of electroactive materials and recyclable materials in heterogeneous catalysis for organic synthesis.
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Reviews

“Covering all aspects, from different classes, to their synthesis and applications in material science, this volume is of great interest to polymer and synthetic chemists, but also for material scientists and industrial chemists.”  (International Journal Microstructure & Materials Properties, 1 September 2012)


"Overall this volume is a must-have for anyone already involved with the study of fullerenes or contemplating venturing into this field. For polymer scientists with even a casual interest in electroactive or composite applications, this book reveals the surprisingly large amount of high quality research that has already been carried out. It provides an expert's view into several relevant subtopics, while providing a solid overview of a field that will no doubt become increasingly important in terms of development of applications of fullerenes and derived materials." (JACS, 2010)
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