Nitrene additions to [60]fullerene do not generate [6,5] aziridines

Amos B. Smith, Hidetoshi Tokuyama

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Addition of nitrenes to C60 reportedly furnished the first closed [6,5] fullerene derivatives. However, detailed spectroscopic analysis has revealed that these products are open [6,5] azaannulenes rather than aziridines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5257-5262
Number of pages6
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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