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Versatility of chlorination-promoted skeletal transformation pathways in C76 fullerene

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Abstract

We present the synthesis and crystal structure of a new chlorinated non-IPR isomer of C76 fullerene, 18387C76Cl30. The new chloride is formed from IPR-D2-C76via a sequence of chlorination-promoted Stone–Wales rearrangements concurrently with the previously known non-IPR compound 18917C76Cl24. A considerable difference between the two simultaneously forming non-IPR compounds suggests that higher fullerenes can exhibit a much higher versatility of skeletal transformations than the presently known compounds. Our theoretical analysis identifies yet further favorable Stone–Wales pathways in C76 and predicts several stable non-IPR and non-classical (i.e. heptagon-containing) C76 chlorides that may await experimental isolation.

Graphical abstract: Versatility of chlorination-promoted skeletal transformation pathways in C76 fullerene

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The article was received on 19 Jan 2018, accepted on 19 Feb 2018 and first published on 07 Mar 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00245B
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 4554-4559
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    Versatility of chlorination-promoted skeletal transformation pathways in C76 fullerene

    S. M. Sudarkova, O. N. Mazaleva, R. A. Konoplev-Esgenburg, S. I. Troyanov and I. N. Ioffe, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 4554
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00245B

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