Synthesis of pentamethyl-monohydro[60]fullerene C60Me5H and its use as cyclopentadienyl-type ligand precursor

Masaya Sawamura, Motoki Toganoh, Yoichiro Kuninobu, Seiichi Kato, Eiichi Nakamura

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Pentamethyl-monohydro[60]fullerene C60Me5H has been synthesized through five-fold addition of methyleopper reagent to C60. The anion C60Me5 generated by deprotonation of C60Me5H forms organometallic complexes with K+ and Tl+ ions with stronger metal-carbon interaction than that in the corresponding pentaphenylated ligand C60Ph5 +.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-271
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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