Scalable Flow Synthesis of [6,6]-Phenyl-C61-butyric Acid Methyl Ester (PCBM) using a Flow Photoreactor with a Sodium Lamp

Mitsuhiro Ueda, Naoyuki Imai, Shunsuke Yoshida, Hiroshi Yasuda*, Takahide Fukuyama, Ilhyong Ryu

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Abstract

An efficient flow system was constructed for the synthesis of [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM); the process involved flow [2+1] addition of C60 and subsequent flow photoisomerization of the resulting fulleroid to PCBM by using a flow photoreactor in combination with an Na lamp. With the present flow system, a scalable synthesis of PCBM (0.79 g/3.3 h) was achieved by continuous operation for 3.3 h.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6483-6485
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Volume2017
Issue number44
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Continuous flow
  • Cycloaddion
  • Fullerenes
  • Isomerization
  • Photoreactors

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