Flattened poles and an expanded equator reminiscent of a spinning planet characterize the cage structure of D5d C60F20 ("saturnene", see picture) which is based on two dehydrocorannulene moieties bound together by a (CF)20 chain. C60F20 was isolated from the reaction of C60 with K2PtF6 in a vacuum at 470°C. The 19F NMR spectrum shows a single line at δ = - 132.8. The unique structure of C60F20 suggest use as a synthon for derivatives having donor-acceptor properties.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Feb 2001|
- NMR spectroscopy