Synthesis of the C59N+ carbocation. A monomeric azafullerene isoelectronic to C60.

@article{Kim2003SynthesisOT,
  title={Synthesis of the C59N+ carbocation. A monomeric azafullerene isoelectronic to C60.},
  author={Kee-Chan Kim and Frank Hauke and Andreas Hirsch and Peter D. W. Boyd and Elizabeth Carter and Robert S. Armstrong and Peter A Lay and Christopher A. Reed},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={125 14},
  pages={4024-5}
}
A heterofullerene isoelectronic to C60 is reported. The azafullerenium cation C59N+ can be isolated in good yield as a carborane salt via the two-electron oxidation of the C-C bond of (C59N)2 dimer. [C59N][Ag(CB11H6Cl6)2] has been characterized by electronic, IR, Raman, and 13C NMR spectroscopies, MALDI spectrometry, DFT calculations, and X-ray crystallography.