This work was supported in part by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (09-03-00433 and 09-03-91337) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Ke 489/26-2). We thank Dr. A. A. Goruynkov for the use of the program for drawing Schlegel diagrams.
Crystal Structures of C94(CF3)20 and C96(C2F5)12 Reveal the Cage Connectivities in C94 (61) and C96 (145) Fullerenes†
Article first published online: 5 NOV 2009
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 48, Issue 48, pages 9102–9104, November 16, 2009
How to Cite
Tamm, Nadezhda B., Sidorov, Lev N., Kemnitz, E. and Troyanov, Sergey I. (2009), Crystal Structures of C94(CF3)20 and C96(C2F5)12 Reveal the Cage Connectivities in C94 (61) and C96 (145) Fullerenes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48: 9102–9104. doi: 10.1002/anie.200904331
- Issue published online: 11 NOV 2009
- Article first published online: 5 NOV 2009
- Manuscript Received: 3 AUG 2009
- Russian Foundation for Basic Research. Grant Numbers: 09-03-00433, 09-03-91337
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Grant Number: Ke 489/26-2
- cage connectivity;
- structure elucidation
Perfluoroalkylation of a mixture of higher fullerenes has yielded the first direct proof of the cage connectivities in C94 (isomer 61) and C96 (isomer 145). The addition patterns of the RF groups on these fullerene cages, the largest to be structurally investigated to date, were determined by X-ray structure analyses of C94(CF3)20 (see structure; gray C, green F) and C96(C2F5)12.