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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. Dublin, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT & T CORP
OSTI Identifier:
870204
Patent Number(s):
5475172
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; fullerene; functionalization; di-addended; tetra-addended; buckminster; fullerenes; synthesized; novel; organoborane; intermediates; csub60; csub70; reacted; borane; bhsub3; solvent; toluene; form; intermediate; reaction; hydrolysis; water; alcohol; results; product; 30; yields; dihydrofullerenes; tetrahydrofullerenes; produced; Buckminster fullerenes; novel organoborane intermediates; /585/423/

Citation Formats

Cahill, Paul A, and Henderson, Craig C. Process for fullerene functionalization. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Cahill, Paul A, & Henderson, Craig C. Process for fullerene functionalization. United States.
Cahill, Paul A, and Henderson, Craig C. Sun . "Process for fullerene functionalization". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870204.
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title = {Process for fullerene functionalization},
author = {Cahill, Paul A and Henderson, Craig C},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {1}
}

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