Synthesis and properties of fullerene C60 and C70 spin probes containing isoindoline nitroxides

Yan, Guo-Ping, Zhao, Biao, Bottle, Steven E, Zhang, Qiao, & Li, Jia-Le (2015) Synthesis and properties of fullerene C60 and C70 spin probes containing isoindoline nitroxides. Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Carbon Nanostructures, 23(8), pp. 734-741.

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Abstract

Three fullerene isoindoline nitroxides N-methyl-3,4-fulleropyrrolidine-2-spiro-5′- (1′,1′,3′,3′-tetramethylisoindolin-2′-yloxyl), (C60-(TMIO)m, and C70-(TMIO)n) were synthesized by the covalent bonding of 5-formyl-1,1,3,3-tetramethyl isoindolin-2-yloxyl to the fullerenes C60 and C70. Significantly, the X-ray photoelectron spectra indicated the characteristic N 1s signals of NO. at 402 eV. The atomic force microscope morphologies showed that the average particle sizes of C60-(TMIO)m and C70-(TMIO)n were 38 and 15 nm. The electrochemical experiments indicated that fullerene bound isoindoline nitroxides retained similar electrochemical properties and redox reaction mechanisms as the parent nitroxides. The electron paramagnetic resonance spectra of the fullerene isoindoline nitroxides all exhibited the hyperfine splittings and characteristic spectra of tetramethyl isoindoline nitroxides, with typical nitroxide g-values and nitrogen isotropic hyperfine coupling constants. Therefore, these fullerene isoindoline nitroxides may be considered as potential candidates for novel biological spin probes using electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy.

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ID Code: 88549
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), spin probes, fullerene, isoindoline nitroxides, electrochemical property
DOI: 10.1080/1536383X.2014.989427
ISSN: 1536-4046
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2015 01:02
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2015 01:02

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