Octaalkoxyfullerenes: Widely LUMO-Tunable C2 v-Symmetric Fullerene Derivatives

Hiroshi Ueno, Kouya Uchiyama, Yue Ma, Keita Watanabe, Kenji Yoza, Yutaka Matsuo, Hiroshi Moriyama

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C2v-Symmetric octaalkoxyfullerenes, C60(OR)8 (R = CH3, C2H5, CH2CF3), were synthesized by reacting octabromofullerene with the corresponding alcohols in the presence of AgBF4. The reactions occurred with no change in the addition pattern, and the compounds were unambiguously characterized by NMR spectroscopy and X-ray structure analysis. Electrochemical measurements revealed not only that these derivatives have stable redox properties but also that their LUMO levels can be tuned over a very wide range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10655-10659
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sept 7


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