A rational chemical synthesis of C60.

  title={A rational chemical synthesis of C60.},
  author={Lawrence T Scott and Margaret M Boorum and Brandon J McMahon and Stefan Hagen and James Mack and Jarred Blank and Hermann Wegner and Armin de Meijere},
  volume={295 5559},
Isolable quantities of C60, the smallest stable fullerene, have been synthesized in 12 steps from commercially available starting materials by rational chemical methods. A molecular polycyclic aromatic precursor bearing chlorine substituents at key positions forms C60 when subjected to flash vacuum pyrolysis at 1100 degrees C. No other fullerenes are formed as by-products. The methods we have developed for the target-specific synthesis of fullerenes, applied here to a synthesis of C60, should… CONTINUE READING
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