Ni-Catalyzed direct 1,4-difunctionalization of [60]fullerene with benzyl bromides

Weili Si, Xuan Zhang, Naoki Asao, Yoshinori Yamamoto, Tienan Jin

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A new Ni-catalyzed direct 1,4-difunctionalization of [60]fullerene with various benzyl bromides has been developed. The use of a DMSO additive combined with a nickel catalyst is indispensable for the formation of 1,4-dibenzyl fullerenes with a variety of functional groups. The reaction proceeds through the formation of a fullerene monoradical species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6392-6394
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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