Facile Multiple Alkylations of C60 Fullerene

Molecules. 2022 Jan 10;27(2):450. doi: 10.3390/molecules27020450.


The reduction of fullerene (C60) with sodium dispersion in the presence of an excess amount of dipropyl sulfate was found to yield highly propylated fullerene, C60(nC3H7)n (max. n = 24), and C60(nC3H7)20 was predominantly generated as determined by mass spectroscopy.

Keywords: C60; alkylation; dialkyl sulfate; fullerene; sodium dispersion.