Regioselective exohedral functionalization of La@C82 and its 1,2,3,4,5-pentamethylcyclopentadiene and adamantylidene adducts.

Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Gakugei University, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8501, Japan.
Chemistry - A European Journal (Impact Factor: 5.93). 02/2010; 16(7):2193-7. DOI: 10.1002/chem.200902512
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ABSTRACT The first regioselective functionalization of La@C(82) by two different groups has been performed. Bis-adducts of La@C(82) with Cp* and adamantylidene were synthesized by using two different routes and characterized. Spectroscopic analysis and theoretical calculations reveal that the addition position is controlled by the charge density and p-orbital axis vector value of the fullerene cage.

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