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Title: Process for fullerene functionalization

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:
OSTI Identifier:
170454
Assignee:
Sandia Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States) SNL; SCA: 400201; PA: EDB-96:028931; SN: 96001517624
Patent Number(s):
US 5,475,172/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-160,345
Contract Number:
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 12 Dec 1995
Research Org:
AT&T Corporation
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; FULLERENES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; BORANES; CARBON COMPOUNDS; PRODUCTION; REACTION INTERMEDIATES; HYDROLYSIS