Taming superacids: stabilization of the fullerene cations HC60+ and C60.+.

Abstract

A new superacid, H(CB11H6X6) (where X = chlorine or bromine), whose conjugate base is the exceptionally inert CB11H6X6- carborane anion, separates Bronsted acidity from oxidizing capacity and anion nucleophilicity in a manner not previously achieved. Reaction of this superacid with C60 gives HC60+ as a stable ion in solution and in the solid state. In a… (More)

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@article{Reed2000TamingSS, title={Taming superacids: stabilization of the fullerene cations HC60+ and C60.+.}, author={C. A. Reed and K. C. Kim and Robert D. Bolskar and Lenka M{\"u}ller}, journal={Science}, year={2000}, volume={289 5476}, pages={101-4} }