Chapter 4: Fullerene-Containing Polymers
Published:31 Oct 2011
Special Collection: 2011 ebook collection , 2011 ebook collection , 2011-2015 materials and nanoscience subject collectionSeries: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
In the present chapter, the different C60-based polymers have been classified according to structural parameters and the different synthetic strategies to prepare them have been highlighted. Two new families have been added, namely fullerene–nanotubes hybrid and DNA–fullerene hybrid, due to the nondiscrete nature of the corresponding members. Finally, fullerene-containing polymers’ most promising applications have been discussed, mainly focusing on nonlinear optics, DNA-cleaving and photovoltaic properties.