Chemical reduction of Li+@C60 by decamethylferrocene to produce neutral Li+@C60 •–

Hiroshi Okada, Hiroshi Ueno, Yasuhiro Takabayashi, Takeshi Nakagawa, Martina Vrankić, John Arvanitidis, Tetsuro Kusamoto, Kosmas Prassides, Yutaka Matsuo

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Chemical reduction of the Li+@C60 cation by decamethylferrocene was carried out to obtain neutral Li+@C60 •– (simply denoted as Li@C60). The method is scalable and does not demand long reaction times unlike electrolytic reduction routes. Powder X-ray diffraction and Raman and EPR spectroscopic measurements of the Li@C60 solid sample are consistent with the presence mainly of (Li@C60)2 dimers together with remaining Li+@C60 •– monomer species due to lack of crystallization time in the course of formation and precipitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-471
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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