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Title: Process for fullerene functionalization

Abstract

Di-addended and tetra-addended Buckminster fullerenes are synthesized through the use of novel organoborane intermediates. The C{sub 60}, C{sub 70}, or higher fullerene is reacted with a borane such as BH{sub 3} in a solvent such as toluene to form an organoborane intermediate. Reaction of the organoborane such as hydrolysis with water or alcohol results in the product di-addended and tetra-addended fullerene in up to 30% yields. Dihydrofullerenes and tetrahydrofullerenes are produced by the process of the invention. 7 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT&T Corporation
OSTI Identifier:
170454
Patent Number(s):
5,475,172
Application Number:
PAN: 8-160,345
Assignee:
Sandia Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 12 Dec 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; FULLERENES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; BORANES; CARBON COMPOUNDS; PRODUCTION; REACTION INTERMEDIATES; HYDROLYSIS

Citation Formats

Cahill, P A, and Henderson, C C. Process for fullerene functionalization. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Cahill, P A, & Henderson, C C. Process for fullerene functionalization. United States.
Cahill, P A, and Henderson, C C. Tue . "Process for fullerene functionalization". United States.
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abstractNote = {Di-addended and tetra-addended Buckminster fullerenes are synthesized through the use of novel organoborane intermediates. The C{sub 60}, C{sub 70}, or higher fullerene is reacted with a borane such as BH{sub 3} in a solvent such as toluene to form an organoborane intermediate. Reaction of the organoborane such as hydrolysis with water or alcohol results in the product di-addended and tetra-addended fullerene in up to 30% yields. Dihydrofullerenes and tetrahydrofullerenes are produced by the process of the invention. 7 figs.},
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