Highly efficient Cu(OAc) 2-catalyzed dimerization of monofunctionalized hydrofullerenes leading to single-bonded [60]fullerene dimers

Shirong Lu, Tienan Jin, Eunsang Kwon, Ming Bao, Yoshinori Yamamoto

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Abstract

Dimers are a girl's best friend: The title reaction allows the formation of single-bonded fullerene dimers with extremely high chemical yield and high compatibility with various functional groups, which are highly soluble in organic solvents. The use of Cu(OAc) 2 catalyst with dimethylformamide or acetonitrile as additives under air is the critical factor in achieving the highly efficient catalytic dimerization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)802-806
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 16

Keywords

  • copper
  • dimerization
  • fullerenes
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • radical reactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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