Synthesis of stable derivatives of C62: The first nonclassical fullerene incorporating a four-membered ring

Wenyuan Qian, Shih-Ching Chuang, Roberto B. Amador, Thibaut Jarrosson, Michael Sander, Susan Pieniazek, Saeed I. Khan, Yves Rubin*

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A rational synthetic approach to the first four-membered ring-containing derivatives of C62 is reported. They were synthesized by an inverse electron demand Diels-Alder reaction of 3,6-diaryl-1,2,4,5-tetrazines with C60 in o-dichlorobenzene, followed by visible light irradiation at reflux. The structure of these nonclassical fullerenes derivatives was determined by X-ray single-crystal diffraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2066-2067
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number8
StatePublished - 26 Feb 2003

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