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United States Patent 5,250,378
WangOct. 5, 1993

Charge transfer complexes and photoconductive compositions containing fullerenes

Inventors: Wang; Ying (Wilmington, DE).
Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (Wilmington, DE).
Appl. No.: 954,181
Filed: Sept. 30, 1992

Intl. Cl.:G03G 5/06; G03G 5/09;
U.S. Cl.:430/83.; 430/56.;
Field of Search:56;71;83;900

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
4,692,636Sept., 1987Wang 307/427
4,922,827May, 1990Remo 102/496
5,166,016Nov., 1992Badesha et al. 430/ 56
5,171,373Dec., 1992Hebard et al. 136/252
5,178,980Jan., 1993Mort et al. 430/ 58

Other References

Primary Examiner: Martin; Roland

Abstract

The disclosed invention relates to novel charge-transfer complexes comprising fullerenes and electron donating components, and to photoconductive compositions containing fullerenes. These compositions are useful in electrostatic imaging.

17 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures


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