Fullerenes C60 is the primary starting material for the synthesis of organic semiconductors used in solar cells, perovskites, and bio/pharma applications.
High purity Fullerene-C60 (carbon 60, or C60, fullerenes) for use in thermal evaporation systems as either electron acceptors, n-type semiconductors, or interface layers.
We do offer regular grades which may contain traces of volatiles (solvents) as 99.50% – 99.90%. High purity solvent-free C60 is also offered as 99.50%+ to 99.99%+ grades, specially formulated for biological oriented R&D and processes demanding ultra-pure fullerenes.
Our C60 fullerene is packed and shipped into high-quality glass amber vials under nitrogen.
Grade: 99.50% (SOL5060A) – Regular grade with some residual solvent, 0.1 – 0.5% – High Purity grade for synthesis
Grade: 99.90% (SOL5060Z) – Regular grade with some residual solvent, 0.1 – 0.5% – High Purity grade for synthesis
SOLVENT FREE GRADES:
Grade: 99.50% (SOL5060X) – Solvent-free* – High Purity grade for synthesis
Grade: 99.90% (SOL5060W) – Solvent-free* – ™ High Purity grade for synthesis.
Grade: 99.95% (SOL5060Y) – Solvent-free* – ™ Very High Purity grade for synthesis, Standards and Bio-Pharma R&D
Grade: 99.99% (SOL5060YY) – Solvent-free* – ™ Ultra High Purity grade for synthesis, Standards and Bio-Pharma R&D
These C60 products are going through further process in order to be highly soluble in organic solvents, oils and other related medias.
Time to dissolve/disperse in (provided as guideline only):
Toluene: Few seconds to few minutes (max 3 g/L)
o-DCB: Few seconds to few minutes (max 24 g/L)
Olive oil: 3-5 days (to 0.8-1g/L, vs 2 weeks for most commun C60 powder)
*Solvents and volatiles are removed by subjecting the C60 to a controlled heat-cool process under dynamic inert medical nitrogen in order to suppress oxidation and preserve its pristine nature.
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* Price subject to change without prior notice
Products for Research and Development. Laboratory use only by qualified personal. The user should read the available SDS and be aware of any precaution to take. Solarischem shall not be held responsible for any damage resulting from use or handling of this product.