, Volume 3, Issue 7, pp 237-241,
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Date: 04 Jul 2008

Effects of Pin-up Oxygen on [60]Fullerene for Enhanced Antioxidant Activity


The introduction of pin-up oxygen on C60, such as in the oxidized fullerenes C60O and C60On, induced noticeable increase in the antioxidant activity as compared to pristine C60. The water-soluble inclusion complexes of fullerenes C60O and C60On reacted with linoleic acid peroxyl radical 1.7 and 2.4 times faster, respectively.