Synthesis of Buckminsterfullerene

Structure of Buckminsterfullerene

C60

Principal investigatorLawrence T. Scott
Publication year2002
Synthesis typeTotal
Number of steps 12 (linear)
References
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intermediate structure
  1. Mg
  2. MeCHO
Et2O
97%
intermediate structure
PBr3
PhH
86%
intermediate structure
Ph3P
intermediate structure + intermediate structure
LiOEt
EtOH, CH2Cl2
71% (2 steps)
See the Wittig Reaction
intermediate structure
I2, Propylene oxide
Cyclohexane
92%
intermediate structure
NBS, Bz2O2
CCl4
intermediate structure
KCN, n-Bu4N+ HSO4-
CH2Cl2, H2O
93% (2 steps)
intermediate structure
KOH
Ethylene Glycol
intermediate structure
SOCl2
intermediate structure
AlCl3
CH2Cl2
51% (3 steps)
intermediate structure
TiCl4
o-Dichlorobenzene
85%
intermediate structure
1100 °C, , 0.1-1.0%
intermediate structure