Silylmethylations of C60 with Grignard Reagents: Selective Synthesis of HC60CH2SiMe2Y and C60(CH2SiMe2Y)2 with Selection of Solvents

Hideo Nagashima, Hiroshi Terasaki, Eiji Kimura, Katsumasa Nakajima, Kenji Itoh

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Addition reactions of Me2SiYCH2MgCl (1) to C80 provided two products, HC60CH2SiYMe2 (2) and [Me2-YSiCH2]2C60 (3) (Y = Me, H, CH=CH2, Ph, OiPr). Selective preparation of either 2 or 3 was accomplished by selection of the solvent; 2 was formed in THF, whereas 3 was produced in toluene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1246-1248
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1994

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  • Organic Chemistry

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