Iridium and platinum complexes of Li+@C60

Takahito Watanabe, Masato F. Itoh, Takashi Komuro, Hiroshi Okada, Takeshi Sakai, Yoshihiro Ono, Kazuhiko Kawachi, Yasuhiko Kasama, Hiromi Tobita

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Iridium and platinum complexes of the lithium cation encapsulated fullerene Li+@C60 were synthesized and structurally determined. The encapsulated Li+ strengthens the π back-bonding from the transition-metal center to the fullerene cage and is attracted toward the two negatively charged carbon atoms bound to the transition metal in the solid state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)608-611
Number of pages4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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