Selective surface decoration of corannulene.

The reaction of corannulene (C(20)H(10)) with 1,2-C(2)H(4)Hal(2) (Hal = Cl or Br) in the presence of AlCl(3) affords stable nonplanar carbocations C(20)H(10)CH(2)CH(2)Hal(+) (Hal = Cl (1) and Br (2)) with an -CH(2)CH(2)Hal moiety attached to the interior carbon atom of the bowl. In the analogous reaction with 1-bromo-2-chloroethane, the selective (up to 98… CONTINUE READING