NaOH-catalyzed dimerization of monofunctionalized hydrofullerenes: Transition-metal-free, general, and efficient synthesis of single-bonded [60]fullerene dimers

Shirong Lu, Tienan Jin, Ming Bao, Yoshinori Yamamoto

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Abstract

Unprecedented, transition-metal-free NaOH-catalyzed homo- and cross-dimerizations of monofunctionalized hydrofullerenes are reported. Various single-bonded fullerene dimers were synthesized under mild reaction conditions with remarkably high yields. The use of a NaOH catalyst combined with tetrahydrofuran as a cosolvent under an air atmosphere is critical in achieving highly efficient catalytic dimerization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3466-3469
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Volume14
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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