Monoalkylation of C60 and C70 with Zn and active alkyl bromides

Zhongwen Wang, Mark S. Meier

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We report a convenient and simple solution-phase electron-transfer reaction of C60 with zinc and α-bromoacetonitrile, α-bromo acetate esters, allyl bromide, benzyl bromide and α-bromo ketones in DMF, with which different types of monoalkylated C60 derivatives can be prepared. When this method is employed with C70, 2-carbomethoxymethyl-1,2-dihydro[70]fullerene (isomer 5a) is produced as one of the two 1,2-monoalkylated C70 isomers, together with the first 5,6-monoalkylated C70 derivative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3043-3048
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 18 2003

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  • Organic Chemistry


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