A highly regioselective approach to multiple adducts of C60 governed by strain minimization of macrocyclic malonate addends.

New macrocyclic malonates 2-5 have been prepared by reaction of malonyl dichloride with alkanediols. Reactions of these cyclo-[n]-alkylmalonates with C60 are highly regioselective. The macrocycles containing identical alkyl spacers selectively form bis- and trisadducts of C60 with rotational symmetry. The addition pattern of the regioselectively formed… (More)