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[2+1] Cycloaddition of Nitrene onto C60 Revisited: Interconversion between an Aziridinofullerene and an Azafulleroid


  • We thank Dr. H. Sawa for his experimental help at the Photon Factory. We also thank T. Wakahara for interesting discussions. This work was supported in part by a Grant-in-Aid and the 21st Century COE Program, Nanotechnology Support Project, The Next Generation Super Computing Project (Nanoscience Project), and Scientific Research on Priority Area from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan.


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Offen oder geschlossen? Die reversible Umwandlung eines [1,2]Aziridinofullerens in ein [1,6]Azafulleroid wurde bei derartigen monosubstituierten Fullerenen erstmalig beobachtet. Das [1,2]Aziridinofulleren lagert sich thermisch in das [1,6]Azafulleroid um, die Rückreaktion verläuft photochemisch mit hoher Ausbeute (siehe Bild).