Reaction of C60 with Dimethyldioxirane—Formation of an Epoxide and a 1,3‐Dioxolane Derivative

Yiannis Elemes, Scott K. Silverman, Chimin Sheu, Michelle Kao, Christopher S. Foote, Marcos M. Alvarez, Robert L. Whetten

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Abstract

Not an oxygen‐bridged annulene (structural type 1) but rather an epoxide (structural type 2) is the product of the reaction of dimethyldioxirane with C60. In a competing reaction, a 1,3‐dioxolane (structural type 3) is formed—probably by a diradical mechanism. Cleavage of acetone from 3 leading to 2 was not observed at temperatures up to 110°C. Compound 3 could provide access to ring‐opened fullerenes. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-353
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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