Cu-catalyzed C-H amination of Hydrofullerenes leading to 1,4-Difunctionalized Fullerenes

Weili Si, Shirong Lu, Ming Bao, Naoki Asao, Yoshinori Yamamoto, Tienan Jin

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A novel and highly efficient Cu-catalyzed C-H amination of the monofunctionalized hydrofullerenes for the synthesis of 1,4-difunctional fullerenes has been reported. A new series of 1,4-fullerene derivatives having various monoamine addends were synthesized in good to high yields under mild reaction conditions. The controlled experiments revealed that the reaction proceeds through the formation of a fullerene monoradical as a key intermediate followed by coupling with an amine radical.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)620-623
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 17


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