Olga V. Boltalina

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The mechanism of formation of fluorofullerene (FF) negative ions derived from the compounds C(60)F(18), C(60)F(36), and C(60)F(48) was studied by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) time-of-flight (ToF) mass spectrometry (MS). A combined experimental/theoretical approach provides compelling evidence of nondissociative, thermodynamically(More)
Three previously reported procedures for the synthesis of pure C(s)-C60Cl6 from C60 and ICl dissolved in benzene or 1,2-dichlorobenzene were shown to actually yield complex mixtures of products that contain, at best, 54-80% C(s)-C60Cl6 based on HPLC integrated intensities. MALDI mass spectrometry was used for the first time to identify other components of(More)
A significant improvement in the selectivity of fullerene trifluoromethylation reactions was achieved. Reaction of trifluoroiodomethane with [60]fullerene at 460 degrees C and [70]fullerene at 470 degrees C in a flow reactor led to isolation of cold-zone-condensed mixtures of C60(CF3)n and C70(CF3)n compounds with narrow composition ranges: 6 < or = n < or(More)
DCTB [(H(3)C)(3)C-p-Ph-CH=C(CH(3))-trans-CH=C(CN)(2)] has recently advanced to the most promising matrix material for matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) within material sciences. However, data that would allow the evaluation of the electron-transfer reactivity within a thermochemical framework are sparse. The present study reports the(More)
A variety of derivatized fullerenes have been studied by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry. Of particular emphasis has been the evaluation of a recently introduced solvent-free sample/target preparation method. Solvent-free MALDI is particularly valuable in overcoming adverse solvent-related effects, such as insolubility(More)
The first experimental observation of long-lived triply charged fluorofullerene anions in the gas phase obtained from C60F48 is reported. The existence of a Coloumb barrier trapping the third electron in the trianion is supposed to be responsible for detection of the species which is estimated to have negative third electron affinity.
This paper presents an experimental and theoretical study of the electronic structure of the fluorinated fullerene C(60)F(36). UV photoemission spectroscopy (UPS) and near-edge x-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy have been used for probing the density of electronic states in the valence and conduction bands of the compound. An assignment(More)
Reaction of a mixture of insoluble higher fullerenes with CF3I at 500 degrees C produced a single abundant isomer of C74(CF3)12, C76(CF3)12, and C80(CF3)12, two abundant isomers of C78(CF3)12 and C82(CF3)12, and an indeterminant number of isomers of C84(CF3)12. Using a combination of 19F NMR spectroscopy, DFT calculations, and the structures and spectra of(More)
The frontier orbitals of 22 isolated and characterized C(60)(CF(3))(n) derivatives, including seven reported here for the first time, have been investigated by electronic spectroscopy (n = 2 [1], 4 [1], 6 [2], 8 [5], 10 [6], 12 [3]; the number of isomers for each composition is shown in square brackets) fluorescence spectroscopy (n = 10 [4]), cyclic(More)