Fullerol-sensitized production of reactive oxygen species in aqueous solution.


Journal Article

The relative production rate of reactive oxygen in aqueous solution sensitized by fullerol (a polyhydroxylated, water-soluble form of the fullerene C60) was measured and compared to known reactive oxygen sensitizers using an oxygen consumption method. The solutions were irradiated by polychromatic visible and ultraviolet light. Reactive oxygen species were generated under both visible and ultraviolet light sources. The greatest rates of oxygen consumption were observed at acidic pH. We show for the first time evidence of both singlet oxygen and superoxide production by fullerol under both UV and polychromatic light sources.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pickering, KD; Wiesner, MR

Published Date

  • March 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1359 - 1365

PubMed ID

  • 15787378

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15787378

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5851

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0013-936X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/es048940x


  • eng