Solvation-Free Li+Lewis Acid Enhancing Reaction: Kinetic Study of [5,6]-Li+@PCBM to [6,6]-Li+@PCBM

Yue Ma, Hiroshi Ueno, Hiroshi Okada, Sergei Manzhos, Yutaka Matsuo

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Kinetic parameters for the [5,6]-to [6,6]-[Li+@PCBM]TFSI- transformation were determined experimentally, revealing a ca. 700-fold faster reaction rate at 423 K than empty PCBM and a 57.4 kJ mol-1 lower activation energy. The encapsulated Li+ can be considered as solvation-free Li+, forming a 1:1 complex with the substrate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7239-7243
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sept 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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