Preparation of fullerene-polyyne nanospheres via thermally induced solid-state polymerization.

@article{Zhou2005PreparationOF,
  title={Preparation of fullerene-polyyne nanospheres via thermally induced solid-state polymerization.},
  author={Ningzhang Zhou and S ErikaFMerschrod and Yuming Zhao},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={127 41},
  pages={
          14154-5
        }
}
A 1,3,5,7-octatetrayne-linked bis(fullerene) compound has been synthesized. Through a thermally induced solid-state polymerization reaction on a surface, the solid thin film of this compound was transformed into a highly uniform and well organized polymer nanosphere array. This finding suggests a simple and useful method for the preparation of carbon-rich, fullerene-containing nanoparticles.