Efficient cage-opening cascade process for the preparation of water-encapsulated [60]fullerene derivatives

Qianyan Zhang, Zhenshan Jia, Shumlng Liu, Gang Zhang, Zuo Xiao, Dazhi Yang, Liangbing Gan, Zheming Wang, Yuliang Li

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Cage-opened fullerenes with 18-membered-ring orifices have been prepared starting from fullerene-mixed peroxides. The key transformation Involves a cascade sequence Including a deketalization, a SN2' epoxide opening reaction, and a formal 3,3-δ rearrangement. The 18-memberedring orifice Is big enough for water encapsulation under mild conditions. Single crystal X-ray structures were obtained for both the empty and water-encapsulated fulierene derivatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2772-2774
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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