[C60(CN)5]-: A remarkably stable [60]fullerene anion

Pavel A. Troshin, Ekaterina A. Khakina, Alexander S. Peregudov, Dmitry V. Konarev, Ilya V. Soulimenkov, Svetlana M. Peregudova, Rimma N. Lyubovskaya

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Reaction, of C60Cl6 with organic cyanide yielded, an ionic salt comprising the fullerene anion [C60(CN)5] -. This anion showed unprecedented stability in air and in solutions in the presence of water, organic and inorganic acids, and various electrophiles. The remarkable stability of the [C60(CN) 5]- anion opens wide opportunities for the design of various airstable salts incorporating different cations (metallocene, tetrathiafulvalene, and etc.) that might reveal valuable magnetic or electronic properties and find wide application in the field of material science.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3265-3268
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Anions
  • Fullerenes
  • Ionic complexes
  • Magnetic properties
  • Nucleophilic substitution


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