Formation of C60 radical cation in iron(III)-exchanged zeolite Y

Shunichi Fukuzumi, Tomoyoshi Suenobu, Tsutomu Urano, Keiko Tanaka

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When C60 is introduced into the Fe3+-exchanged zeolite Y sample, an intense ESR signal at g = 2.0027 is observed. The ESR signal is due to the formation of C60 radical cation (C60•+), since the signal intensity increases with an increase in the amount of Fe3+ loaded in the zeolite. Addition of perylene into the C60•+-zeolite system results in electron transfer from perylene to C60•+ to produce perylene radical cation accompanied by the disappearance of C60•+.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-876
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1997


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