Friedel-crafts reactions of buckminsterfullerene

George A. Olah, Imre Bucsi, Dong Soo Ha, Robert Aniszfeld, Chang Soo Lee, G. K.Surya Prakash

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Buckminsterfullerene reacts with aromatic benzene derivatives in the presence of Lewis acids such as aluminum trichloride or aluminum tribromide to give Friedel-Crafts fullerenation products. Polyhalogenated fullerenes also react with aromatic compounds to afford fullerylated aromatic compound under the Friedel-Crafts reaction conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-405
Number of pages17
JournalFullerene Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997

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    Olah, G. A., Bucsi, I., Ha, D. S., Aniszfeld, R., Lee, C. S., & Prakash, G. K. S. (1997). Friedel-crafts reactions of buckminsterfullerene. Fullerene Science and Technology, 5(2), 389-405.