Anhydride-functionalized fullerene: a versatile precursor for fullerene-based materials

Gyu Seong Heo, Bongjin Moon

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Soluble phthalic anhydride-functionalized fullerene was generated via simple pyrolysis of the corresponding di-t-butyl phthalate precursor at 200 °C for 120 min. This non-chemical method for generating electrophilic fullerene may be advantageous for the preparation of various fullerene-containing materials. The utility of the resulting fullerene anhydride was demonstrated by solution coupling reaction with PEG-amine, surface reaction with amine-functionalized glass, and hydrolysis reaction to form amphiphilic fullerene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5540-5543
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number38
StatePublished - Sep 15 2008


  • Anhydrides
  • Fullerenes
  • Phthalates
  • Pyrolysis


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