Aromatic hydrocarbon derivatives of fullerences

Steven H. Hoke, Jay Molstad, Gregory L. Payne, R. J. Cotter, Bart Kahr, Dor Ben‐Amotz, R. Graham Cooks

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The fullerences C60 and C70 form adducts with toluene, p‐xylene and other aromatic compounds when refluxed in these solvents in the presences of FeCl3. Benzene derivatives are produced only when bromine is also present. Mass spectra of the reaction mixtures indicate the presence of derivatives including 1:1 adducts, as well as products of multiple additions of the aromatic molecules and their dehydrogenation products. Tandem mass spectrometry provides evidence for CC bonds formation between the adducts and fullerences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)472-474
Number of pages3
JournalRapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry


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