Unprecedented ring expansion of [60]fullerene: Incorporation of nitrogen at an open 6,6-ring juncture by regiospecific reduction of oxycarbonylaziridino-[2'3':1,2][60]fullerenes. Synthesis of 1a-aza-1(6a)-homo[60]fullerene, C60H2NH

M R Banks, J I G Cadogan, I Gosney, A J Henderson, P K G Hodgson, W G Kerr, A Kerth, P R R LangridgeSmith, J R A Millar, A R Mount, J A Parkinson, A T Taylor, P Thornburn

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Upon treatment with zinc in glacial acetic acid, N-oxycarbonylaziridino[2',3':1,2][60]fullerenes 3 undergo a reversible reductive cleavage of the bridgehead C-C bond to provide the first examples of bridged fulleroids 4 having an open 6,6-ring juncture; deprotection of the N-tert-butoxycarbonyI-derivative 4a allows the convenient synthesis of C60H2NH 5, the parent member of this new class of bridged fulleroids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-508
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 1996

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Unprecedented ring expansion of [60]fullerene: Incorporation of nitrogen at an open 6,6-ring juncture by regiospecific reduction of oxycarbonylaziridino-[2'3':1,2][60]fullerenes. Synthesis of 1a-aza-1(6a)-homo[60]fullerene, C60H2NH'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this