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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   98%
form   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
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


General description

Fullerene-C60 (C60) is an allotrope of carbon that has a closed-cage structure and it is icosahedrally shaped with 60 sp2 hybridized carbons. It is majorly utilized in the developement of novel materials for a wide range of energy based applications.

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C60 is a nanomaterial that can be used in the fabrication of a variety of electrochemical devices which include solar cells, lithium ion batteries and photovoltaic cells.


1, 5 g in glass bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
>201.2 °F
Flash Point(C) 
>94 °C


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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
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Nanomaterials for Advanced Applications

The union of distinct scientific disciplines is revealing the leading edge of Nanotechnology. Fifteen to twenty years ago, the interdisciplinary activity of geneticists, biologists, immunologists and...
Mr. Thomas Juehne; Prof. William E. Buhro; Dr. Sean Dingman; Dr. Luke Grocholl; Prof. Michael Strano; Dr. Seunghyun Baik;Prof. Yuri Lvov; Dr. Luke Grocholl; Prof. Shelley D. Minteer; Dr. Luke Grocholl; Prof. Nicholas A. Kotov;Prof. Pradeep K. Rohatgi; Ben Schultz; J.B. Ferguson; C. N. R. Rao; A. Müller; A. K. Cheetham (Eds.); G. Schmid (Ed.)
Aldrich ChemFiles 2005, 5.3, 1.
Keywords: Absorption, Adsorption, Automotive, Building blocks, Catalysis, Ceramics, Chemical vapor deposition, Combustion, Degradations, Deposition, Diffraction, Diffusion, Electronics, Genetic, Infrared spectroscopy, Materials Science, Metal Science, Nanoelectronics, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology, Nanotubes, Oxidations, Photovoltaics, Purification, Reductions, Semiconductor, Solar cells, Solvents

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

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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