C60-Decorated nickel-cobalt phosphide as an efficient and robust electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction.
- Zhiling Du, Nahar Jannatun, Danyang Yu, Juan Ren, Wenhuan Huang, Xing Lu
- Materials ScienceNanoscale
- 13 December 2018
The synthesis of a C60-decorated composite is feasible and the composite can be used as an efficient and robust Pt-free catalyst that acts as an electrocatalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER).
Current status and future developments of endohedral metallofullerenes.
- Xing Lu, Lai Feng, T. Akasaka, S. Nagase
- ChemistryChemical Society Reviews
- 5 November 2012
This critical review provides a balanced but not an exhaustive summary regarding almost all aspects of EMFs, including the history, the classification, current progress in the synthesis, extraction, isolation, and characterization, as well as their physiochemical properties and applications in fields such as electronics, photovoltaics, biomedicine, and materials science.
Silver nanoclusters: synthesis, structures and photoluminescence
- Yunpeng Xie, Yanglin Shen, Guang-Xiong Duan, Jun Han, Lai-Ping Zhang, Xing Lu
- 30 July 2020
Metal nanoclusters (NCs) consist of tens to hundreds of metal atoms with a diameter of <2 nm, and have attracted significant attention due to their unique molecule-like properties, such as…
An Improbable Monometallic Cluster Entrapped in a Popular Fullerene Cage: YCN@Cs(6)-C82
- Shangfeng Yang, Chuanbao Chen, T. Akasaka
- ChemistryScientific Reports
- 19 March 2013
The unprecedented monometallic clusterfullerene structure unveiled by YCN@Cs(6)-C82 opens up a new avenue for stabilizing a cluster by a single metal cation within a carbon cage, and will surely stimulate further studies on the stability and formation mechanism of EMFs.
Isolation and Crystallographic Characterization of La2C2@Cs(574)-C102 and La2C2@C2(816)-C104: Evidence for the Top-Down Formation Mechanism of Fullerenes.
- Wenting Cai, Fang‐Fang Li, Lipiao Bao, Yunpeng Xie, Xing Lu
- ChemistryJournal of the American Chemical Society
- 17 May 2016
Tubular higher fullerenes are prototypes of finite-length end-capped carbon nanotubes (CNTs) whose structures can be accurately characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction crystallography. We…
Size-Controlled in situ Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles on Dendrimer-Modified Carbon Nanotubes
Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were covalently modified with fourth-generation NH2-terminated poly(amido amine) (G4-PAMAM) dendrimers, named CNT/DEN. The covalent linkages between CNT and…
Anomalous Compression of D5(450)-C100 by Encapsulating La2C2 Cluster instead of La2.
- Wenting Cai, Lipiao Bao, Shasha Zhao, Yunpeng Xie, T. Akasaka, Xing Lu
- Materials ScienceJournal of the American Chemical Society
- 4 August 2015
This is the first crystallographic observation of the axial compression of CNTs caused by the internal stress, which enhances the knowledge about the structural deformation of novel carbon allotropes at the atomic level.
Facile Access to Y2C2n (2n = 92-130) and Crystallographic Characterization of Y2C2@C1(1660)-C108: A Giant Nanocapsule with a Linear Carbide Cluster.
- C. Pan, Lipiao Bao, Xing Lu
- Chemistry, Materials ScienceACS Nano
- 8 February 2018
Crystallographic results reveal that this endohedral takes the carbide form, namely Y2C2@C1(1660)-C108, representing as the largest metallofullerene that has been characterized by crystallography to date.
Regioselective benzyl radical addition to an open-shell cluster metallofullerene. Crystallographic studies of cocrystallized Sc3C2@Ih-C80 and its singly bonded derivative.
- Hongyun Fang, H. Cong, Xing Lu
- Chemistry, Materials ScienceJournal of the American Chemical Society
- 14 July 2014
The endohedral fullerene once erroneously identified as Sc3@C82 was recently shown to be Sc3C2@Ih-C80, the first example of an open-shell cluster metallofullerene. We herein report that benzyl…
Dendrimer-Mediated Synthesis of Water-Dispersible Carbon-Nanotube-Supported Oxide Nanoparticles
SiO2 and TiO2 nanoparticles of 35−45 nm size were synthesized by hydrolysis of Si and Ti precursors, respectively, in aqueous dispersions of multiwalled carbon nanotubes, which were surface-modified…