A novel salt-derivatized fullerene pyrrolidine nitroxide has been synth
esized which readily forms ball-like nanoparticles through self-assembly. T
ransmission electron microscopy images indicate the formation of spherical
particles with a diameter of 80-130 nm, and an LB film of the compound was
obtained; the nanoparticles and the LB film were also examined by tapping m
ode atomic force microscopy.