Versatility of chlorination-promoted skeletal transformation pathways in C-fullerene.

Author(s) Sudarkova, S.M.; Mazaleva, O.N.; Konoplev-Esgenburg, R.A.; Troyanov, S.I.; Ioffe, I.N.
Journal Dalton Trans
Date Published 2018 Mar 07

We present the synthesis and crystal structure of a new chlorinated non-IPR isomer of Cfullerene,CCl. The new chloride is formed from IPR-D-Cvia a sequence of chlorination-promoted Stone-Wales rearrangements concurrently with the previously known non-IPR compoundCCl. 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 Cand predicts several stable non-IPR and non-classical (i.e. heptagon-containing) Cchlorides that may await experimental isolation.

DOI 10.1039/c8dt00245b
ISSN 1477-9234
Citation Dalton Trans. 2018.

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