Facile Multiple Alkylations of C60 Fullerene

Kazuhira Miwa, Shinobu Aoyagi, Takahiro Sasamori, Shogo Morisako, Hiroshi Ueno, Yutaka Matsuo, Hideki Yorimitsu

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The reduction of fullerene (C60) with sodium dispersion in the presence of an excess amount of dipropyl sulfate was found to yield highly propylated fullerene, C60(nC3H7)n (max. n = 24), and C60(nC3H7)20 was predominantly generated as determined by mass spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number450
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jan 1


  • Alkylation
  • C60
  • Dialkyl sulfate
  • Fullerene
  • Sodium dispersion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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