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Title: Combustion method for producing fullerenes

Abstract

A method for synthesizing fullerenes in flames is provided. Fullerenes are prepared by burning carbon-containing compounds in a flame and collecting the condensable. The condensable contain the desired fullerenes. Fullerene yields can be optimized and fullerene composition can be selectively varied. Fullerene yields and compositions are determined by selectively controlling flame conditions and parameters such as C/O ratio, pressure, temperature, residence time, diluent concentration and gas velocity. 4 figures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
140710
Patent Number(s):
5,273,729
Assignee:
Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-84ER13282
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 28 Dec 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 40 CHEMISTRY; FULLERENES; SYNTHESIS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; COMBUSTION; CHEMICAL REACTION YIELD; PROCESS CONTROL; MOLECULAR STRUCTURE

Citation Formats

Howard, J B, and McKinnon, J T. Combustion method for producing fullerenes. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Howard, J B, & McKinnon, J T. Combustion method for producing fullerenes. United States.
Howard, J B, and McKinnon, J T. Tue . "Combustion method for producing fullerenes". United States.
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