New Fluorinated Carbons: Fundamentals and Applications is the second volume in Alain Tressaud's Progress in Fluorine Science series. This volume provides an overview of cutting-edge research and emerging applications using new fluorinated carbon materials such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, polycyclic aromatic molecules, carbon nanofibers, and graphenes.
Edited by recognized experts Olga Boltalina and Tsuyoshi Nakajima, this book includes valuable chapters on syntheses, structure analyses, and chemical and physical properties of fluorinated carbons written by leaders in each respective field. The work also explores the diverse practical applications of these functional materials-from energy storage and energy conversion devices to molecular electronics and lubricants.
- Features contributions by leading experts in the field
- Includes fundamental and current research on synthesis, chemical, and physical properties of fluorinated carbons
- Explores practical applications in energy, electronics, and lubricants
- Examines a range of new fluorinated carbon materials
1. Electronic Properties and Applications of Fluorofullerenes
2. Synthesis and Isolation of Trifluoromethylfullerenes
3. Thirteen Decakis(trifluoromethyl)decahydro(C60-Ih)[5,6]fullerenes (C60(CF3)10): Structures and Structure-Related Properties of the Largest Set of Fullerene(X)n Isomers
4. Trifluoromethylated Corannulene Derivatives: Thermodynamic Stability and Electron-Accepting Properties
5. Fluorination-Defluorination and Fluorine Storage Properties of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanohorns
6. Synthesis and Characterization of Fluorinated Carbon Fibers and Nanotubes
7. Perfluoroalkylated PAH n-Type Semiconductors: Theory and Experiment
8. Electronic Structure of Fluorinated Graphene
9. Nature of C-F Bonds in Fluorinated Carbons
10. Preparation and Application of Fluorine-Carbon and Fluorine-Oxygen-Carbon Materials
11. Intercalation Chemistry and Application of B/C/N Materials to Secondary Batteries
12. Structures of Highly Fluorinated Compounds of Layered Carbon
13. Lithium-Graphite Fluoride Battery-History and Fundamentals
14. Fluorinated Nanocarbons for Lubrication
15. Perfluoropolyether-Functionalized Carbon-Based Materials and Their Applications
16. Nanoelectronics Based on Fluorinated Graphene
Olga Boltalina, PhD
Senior Research Associate and Co-Principal Investigator, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University
Dr. Boltalina received her M.S. (1982) and Ph.D. (1990) degrees in Physical Chemistry from Moscow State University (MSU), Russia, working with Lev Sidorov. She earned her D.Sci. degree (i.e. Doctor Nauk [aka Habilitation]) from MSU in 1998. She retired as Professor of Physical Chemistry from MSU in 2005 after having supervised 11 Ph.D. and 10 M.S. students. She is now a Senior Research Scientist at Colorado State University where she works with Dr. Steven Strauss; shares contracts, grants, and laboratories; and co-advises their joint graduate and undergraduate research students. Dr. Boltalina is an author of ca. 250 publications, several book chapters, and several patents and patent applications. She has received the MSU Lomonosov Prize, an Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Freidrich Bessel Award, two additional AvH Research Fellowships, a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, and a Royal Society of Chemistry Research Award. Her current research interests include the rational design of fluorinated and perfluoroalkylated fullerenes and related carbon materials for specific optoelectronic, energy conversion, energy storage, and biomedical applications.
Tsuyoshi Nakajima is Professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry, Aichi Institute of Technology in Japan. He has worked on fluorine chemistry and electrochemistry (that is, fluorinated materials) for primary and rechargeable lithium batteries, and fluorine-, fluoride-, or oxyfluoride-graphite intercalation compounds. Li/(CF)n battery is the first primary lithium battery commercialized on the basis of the research on graphite fluoride which was performed in his laboratory at Kyoto University. His research was on the discharge mechanism of Li/(CF)n battery and synthesis of graphite fluoride, (CF)n with excellent discharge performance. The importance of carbon-fluorine compounds as battery materials was first recognized by graphite fluoride cathode of Li/(CF)n battery. Furthermore, new graphite anode for electrolytic production of fluorine gas was developed on the basis of his work on fluorine-graphite intercalation compound with high electrical conductivity. Recently. his research interest is on the application of fluorine chemistry to rechargeable lithium batteries. Fluorination techniques were applied to surface modification of graphite anode which increases the capacities of graphite anode and enables the low temperature operation of lithium ion battery. For the application of lithium ion battery using flammable organic solvents to electric sources of hybrid and electric vehicles, high safety is the most important issue. He has found that organo-fluorine compounds are excellent new solvents with high oxidation stability (that is, high safety for rechargeable lithium batteries). He published about 230 papers and 24 books. In academic societies, he served as chairman of JSPS 155th Committee on Fluorine Chemistry; The Society of Fluorine Chemistry, Japan; Executive Committee of Carbon Society of Japan; and Regional Editor and Editorial Board of J. Fluorine Chemistry.