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.
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.
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 Fullerene in the Solid State Self-Organization of Amphiphilic Fullerenes Introduction of 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