A novel and highly efficient Cu-catalyzed C-H amination of the monofunctionalized hydrofullerenes for the synthesis of 1,4-difunctional fullerenes has been reported. A new series of 1,4-fullerene derivatives having various monoamine addends were synthesized in good to high yields under mild reaction conditions. The controlled experiments revealed that the reaction proceeds through the formation of a fullerene monoradical as a key intermediate followed by coupling with an amine radical.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry