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Organocatalysis for new chiral fullerene-based materials

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The cycloaddition reaction of 3-alkynoates to fullerenes has been studied under different experimental conditions and phosphines in the presence of a base which is responsible for the previous isomerization to the corresponding allenoate. The versatility of this reaction allows chiral fullerenes to be obtained at will, thus opening up a new avenue in the use of enantiomerically pure carbon nanostructures in materials science.

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The article was received on 11 Apr 2014, accepted on 22 Apr 2014 and first published on 22 Apr 2014

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00065J
Citation: Faraday Discuss., 2014,173, 311-322
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    Organocatalysis for new chiral fullerene-based materials

    R. M. Girón, S. Reboredo, J. Marco-Martínez, S. Filippone and N. Martín, Faraday Discuss., 2014, 173, 311
    DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00065J

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