61,61-Bis(trimethylsilylbutadiynyl)-1,2-dihydro-1,2-methanofullerene[60]: Crystal Structure at 100 K and Electrochemical Conversion to a Conducting Polymer

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  • Dr. Harry L. Anderson,

    1. Laboratorium für Organische Chemie, ETH Zentrum, Universitätstrasse 16, CH-8092 Zürich (Switzerland), Telefax: Int. code + (1)261-3524
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  • Corinne Boudon,

    1. Laboratorium für Organische Chemie, ETH Zentrum, Universitätstrasse 16, CH-8092 Zürich (Switzerland), Telefax: Int. code + (1)261-3524
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  • Prof. Dr. François Diederich,

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    1. Laboratorium für Organische Chemie, ETH Zentrum, Universitätstrasse 16, CH-8092 Zürich (Switzerland), Telefax: Int. code + (1)261-3524
    • Laboratorium für Organische Chemie, ETH Zentrum, Universitätstrasse 16, CH-8092 Zürich (Switzerland), Telefax: Int. code + (1)261-3524
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  • Jean-Paul Gisselbrecht,

    1. Laboratorium für Organische Chemie, ETH Zentrum, Universitätstrasse 16, CH-8092 Zürich (Switzerland), Telefax: Int. code + (1)261-3524
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  • Prof. Maurice Gross,

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    1. Laboratoire d'Electrochimie et de Chimie Physique du, Corps Solide U. R. A. au C. N. R. S. n° 405, Faculté de Chimie, Université Louis Pasteur, 1 et 4, rue Blaise Pascal, B. P. 296, F-67008 Strasbourg Cedex (France)
    • Laboratoire d'Electrochimie et de Chimie Physique du, Corps Solide U. R. A. au C. N. R. S. n° 405, Faculté de Chimie, Université Louis Pasteur, 1 et 4, rue Blaise Pascal, B. P. 296, F-67008 Strasbourg Cedex (France)
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  • Paul Seiler

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    1. Laboratorium für Organische Chemie, ETH Zentrum, Universitätstrasse 16, CH-8092 Zürich (Switzerland), Telefax: Int. code + (1)261-3524
    • Laboratorium für Organische Chemie, ETH Zentrum, Universitätstrasse 16, CH-8092 Zürich (Switzerland), Telefax: Int. code + (1)261-3524
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  • This work was supported by the Schweizerische Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung. H. L. A. thanks the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (UK) for a postdoctoral research fellowship.

Abstract

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The presence of a transannular bond at a methano-bridged 6–6 ring junction in C60 was confirmed conclusively with an accurate crystal structure of the title compound 1, thus putting an end to a heated debate. The length of the 6–6 bond is 1.574(3) Å.

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