Chapter 7: Three Electrodes and a Cage: An Account of Electrochemical Research on C60, C70 and their Derivatives
Published:31 Oct 2011
Special Collection: 2011 ebook collection , 2011 ebook collection , 2011-2015 materials and nanoscience subject collectionSeries: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
M. Carano, M. Marcaccio, and F. Paolucci, in Fullerenes: Principles and Applications, ed. F. Langa De La Puente and J. Nierengarten, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2nd edn, 2011, ch. 7, pp. 237-269.
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An overview of the electrochemistry of C60, C70 and higher fullerenes, and of their derivatives and relatives is given together with highlights on possible future studies and applications. A general introduction gives the idea of the size and importance of this field that embraces classic solution and surface electrochemistry, materials chemistry, interlocked molecular architectures, biosensors and solar-energy conversion. A description of the general electrochemical behaviour for several fullerene derivatives is given together with insights on possible applications.