Bromination of [60]fullerene. I. High-yield synthesis of C60Brx (x = 6, 8, 24)

Pavel A. Troshin, Dmitry Kolesnikov, Alexandr V. Burtsev, Rimma N. Lubovskaya, Nadezhda I. Denisenko, Alexey A. Popov, Sergey I. Troyanov, Olga V. Boltalina

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The systematic study of the bromination of C60 was performed under various experimental conditions. Application of some chloroarenes as reaction media resulted in the high-yield (70-96%) selective synthesis of C60Br6 and C60Br8. Direct bromination of fullerene yielded either C60Br8, C60Br14, or C60Br24 depending on the reaction time. Possible pathways of bromination of C60Br8 were analyzed using semiempirical (AMI) calculations, two most probable molecular structures are conjectured for the first isolated C60Br14.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-60
Number of pages14
JournalFullerenes Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


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