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Current progress on the chemical functionalization and supramolecular chemistry of M@C82

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Abstract

Since the first discovery of fullerenes in 1985, the insertion of one or more atoms into a hollow fullerene cage has been attempted. Furthermore, synthesis and extraction of metallofullerene, La@Cn, were reported in 1991. Recent successful isolation and purification of metallofullerenes have facilitated the investigation of their chemical properties. This mini-review presents a summary of the recent progress of chemical functionalization and supramolecular chemistry of M@C82. Selective functionalization and successful structural analysis of derivatives have revealed their chemical features arising from endohedral metal doping.

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The article was received on 11 Dec 2010, accepted on 21 Feb 2011 and first published on 11 Apr 2011


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00968G
Nanoscale, 2011,3, 2421-2429

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    Current progress on the chemical functionalization and supramolecular chemistry of M@C82

    Y. Maeda, T. Tsuchiya, X. Lu, Y. Takano, T. Akasaka and S. Nagase, Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 2421
    DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00968G

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