379646 Sigma-Aldrich


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Synonym: Buckminsterfullerene

  • CAS Number 99685-96-8

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C60

  • Molecular Weight 720.64

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 5901022

  •  MDL number MFCD00151408

  •  NACRES NA.23



Related Categories Alternative Energy, Carbon Nanomaterials, Carbon Nanotubes and Fullerenes, Chemical Synthesis, Enabling Products,
assay   99.5%
form   crystalline powder
greener alternative product characteristics   Design for Energy Efficiency
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mp   >280 °C (lit.)
solubility   organic solvents: soluble
  organic solvents: soluble
Orbital energy   HOMO 6.1 eV 
  LUMO 4.5 eV 
OLED Device Performance   ITO/CuPc/NPD/Alq3/C60/Mg:Ag
• Color: green
• Max. Luminance: 17200 Cd/m2
• Color: green
• Max. Luminance: 7000 Cd/m2
• Turn-On Voltage: <5 V
• Color: green
• Max. Luminance: 4000 Cd/m2
• Turn-On Voltage: <5 V
storage temp.   room temp
SMILES string   c12c3c4c5c1c6c7c8c2c9c%10c3c%11c%12c4c%13c%14c5c%15c6c%16c7c%17c%18c8c9c%19c%20c%10c%11c%21c%22c%12c%13c%23c%24c%14c%15c%25c%16c%26c%17c%27c%18c%19c%28c%20c%21c%29c%22c%23c%30c%24c%25c%26c%31c%27c%28c%29c%30%31
InChI   1S/C60/c1-2-5-6-3(1)8-12-10-4(1)9-11-7(2)17-21-13(5)23-24-14(6)22-18(8)28-20(12)30-26-16(10)15(9)25-29-19(11)27(17)37-41-31(21)33(23)43-44-34(24)32(22)42-38(28)48-40(30)46-36(26)35(25)45-39(29)47(37)55-49(41)51(43)57-52(44)50(42)56(48)59-54(46)53(45)58(55)60(57)59


General description

Fullerene-C60 (C60, 99.5%) belongs to the class of carbonaceous materials. It is approximately 0.7 nm in diameter. It is a hollow, icosahedrally-shaped, closed-cage structure consisting of 60 sp2 hybridized carbon atoms which can be utilized for the preparation of novel carbon nanomaterials.

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C60 has a broad range of applications which include catalysis, optical materials, polymer modification, solar cells, fuel cells, lubricants, cosmetics, and biomedical applications.

It can be used for a variety of alternative energy applications, which include lithium-ion batteries, organic photovoltaic cells (OPVs), heterojunction solar cells, polymeric photodetectors, photodiodes, and photocatalysis.


1, 5 g in glass bottle

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Safety Information

GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Target organs 
Respiratory system
Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable


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Protocols & Articles


Fullerenes for Bioscience & Photovoltaic Applications

Twenty-five years ago, it was discovered that carbon vapor preferentially condenses into an exceedingly stable cluster with 60 carbon atoms (C60), and it was hypothesized that the 60 atoms were arran...
Michael D. Diener

TDA Research
12345 W52nd Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Keywords: AGE, Analytical Chemistry, Antivirals, Combustion, Cosmetics, Electronics, Magnetic resonance imaging, Mass spectrometry, Nanomaterials, Organic electronics, Photovoltaics, Polymerization reactions, Reductions, Semiconductor, Solar cells, Solvents, Transfection, Vitamins

Polymer-Sorted Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes for Transistors and Solar Cells

Matthew J. Shea,1 Gerald J. Brady,1 Juan Zhao,1,2 Meng-Yin Wu,3 Harold T. Evensen,3 Michael S. Arnold1* 1Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 2School ...
Keywords: Absorption, Chemical vapor deposition, Chromatography, Column chromatography, Deposition, Diffusion, Materials Science, Microscopy, Nanotubes, Renewable energy, Scanning electron microscopy, Semiconductor, Separation, Solar cells

Properties and Applications of Functionalized Graphene Oxide

1Claremont University, Keck Graduate Institute, School of Applied Life Sciences Claremont, CA 91711, USA 2Keck Science Department, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA, 91711, USA 3Keck Science D...
Keywords: Adsorption, Amidations, Antibiotics, Antimicrobials, Bacterial conjugations, Cancer, Catalysis, Cell culture, Centrifugation, Clinical, Derivatizations, Detection methods, Diagnostic, Environmental, Esterifications, Filtration, Gas chromatography, Nanoelectronics, Nanomaterials, Nucleic acid denaturation, Nucleic acid hybridization, Nucleophilic additions, Oxidations, Polymerization reactions, Purification, Redox Reactions, Reductions, SN2 reaction, Semiconductor, Separation, Solar cells, Solvents, transformation

Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Richard Jansen and Philip Wallis* SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. 2501 Technology Place Norman, OK 73071 *Email:
Keywords: Absorption, Catalysis, Centrifugation, Chemical vapor deposition, Diffraction, Indicators, Infrared spectroscopy, Nanotubes, Oxidations, Purification, Raman spectroscopy, Semiconductor, Solar cells, Sonication, Spectroscopy, Ultraviolet-Visible spectroscopy, X-Ray diffraction

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