Synthesis of face-centred cubic Cs3C60 in THF

Alec G. McLennan, Alexey Y. Ganin, Yasuhiro Takabayashi, Ross H. Colman, Ruth H. Zadik, Matthew J. Rosseinsky, Kosmas Prassides

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A solution chemistry synthetic route yields Cs3C60 with a face-centred cubic structure. The described method uses well-established Schlenk techniques and THF as a solvent. The controlled addition of an organo-metallic salt reducing agent prevents the formation of C604- salts. The final product can be precipitated from the solution using hexane as an anti-solvent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-103
Number of pages9
JournalFaraday Discussions
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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