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Formation of new hybrid structures: Fullerene C60–amphiphilic copolymer of N-vinylpyrrolidone with (di)methacrylates in isopropyl alcohol


New hybrid structures of fullerene C60 and an amphiphilic copolymer of N-vinylpyrrolidone with lauryl methacrylate and triethylene glycol dimethacrylate have been obtained via solubilization of fullerene by individual macromolecules and their micelle-like aggregates that form in isopropyl alcohol. The volume ratios of copolymer and C60 solutions in toluene at which there is suppression of aggregation of fullerene and fullerene–polymer particles and the existence of stable hybrid structures in solution have been found. With the use of absorption electron spectroscopy, it has been shown that, with time, fullerene undergoes binding to donor groups of the copolymer and forms a donor–acceptor complex. According to the data of optical microscopy, fullerene is homogeneously distributed as spherical aggregates in the solid polymer matrix.

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Original Russian Text © S.V. Kurmaz, N.A. Obraztsova, A.A. Grishchuk, E.N. Kabachkov, 2016, published in Vysokomolekulyarnye Soedineniya, Seriya A, 2016, Vol. 58, No. 5, pp. 448–457.

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Kurmaz, S.V., Obraztsova, N.A., Grishchuk, A.A. et al. Formation of new hybrid structures: Fullerene C60–amphiphilic copolymer of N-vinylpyrrolidone with (di)methacrylates in isopropyl alcohol. Polym. Sci. Ser. A 58, 667–675 (2016).

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