Rhenium-templated regioselective polyhydrogenation reaction of [60]fullerene

Motoki Toganoh, Yutaka Matsuo, Eiichi Nakamura

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Functionalizing fullerenes: The first regioselective polyhydrogenation of [60]fullerene has been achieved. Upon treatment of [60]fullerene or its derivative with 9,10-dihydroanthracene in the presence of [Re 2(CO)10], transfer hydrometallation reaction takes place to give a polyhydrogenation product (see scheme). The reaction provided a pathway to a variety of metal η5 complexes of hydrofullerenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3530-3532
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - Aug 4 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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