Amphiphilic or lipophilic polar functionalized fullerenes and their uses

  • US 20080213324A1
  • Filed: 03/03/2008
  • Published: 09/04/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/02/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A synthetically modified fullerene molecule having the formula

  • Yn;

    wherein F is fullerene of formula Cp or X@Cp, the fullerene having two opposing poles and an equatorial region;

    Z and Y are positioned near respective opposite poles of Cp;

    m=1-5 and Z is a hydrophilic, lipophilic, or amphiphilic chemical moiety;

    n=1-5 and Y is a lipophilic chemical moiety;

    p=60-120 and p is an even number; and

    X, if present, represents one or more metal atoms within the fullerene (F), optionally in the form of a trinitride of formula Gi=1−


    N in which G and H are metal atoms.

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