Pentafluorophenyl transfer reaction: Preparation of pentafluorophenyl [60]fullerene adducts through opening of fullerene epoxide moiety with trispentafluorophenylborane

Sisi Liang, Liang Xu, Zhenshan Jia, Liangbing Gan

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Unlike the extensively studied perfluoroalkyl fullerene adducts, perfluorophenyl fullerene adducts are quite difficult to prepare by known methods. Trispentafluorophenylborane was found to react with fullerene epoxide to form the 1,2-perfluorophenylfullerenol. The method can be applied to both the simple epoxide C60(O) and fullerene multiadducts containing an epoxide moiety. Single crystal X-ray structure analysis confirmed the addition of the pentafluorophenyl group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5794-5798
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jun 20 2014


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  • Organic Chemistry

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