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Synthesis of endohedral fullerenes by molecular surgery

Synthesis of endohedral fullerenes by molecular surgery
Synthesis of endohedral fullerenes by molecular surgery
Encapsulation of atoms or small molecules inside fullerenes provides a unique opportunity for study of the confined species in the isolated cavity, and the synthesis of closed C60 or C70 fullerenes with enclosed atoms or molecules has recently developed using the method of ‘molecular surgery’; in which an open-cage intermediate fullerene is the host for encapsu- lation of a guest species, before repair of the cage opening. In this work we review the main methods for cage-opening and closure, and the achievements of molecular surgery to date.
2399-3669
Bloodworth, Sally
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Whitby, Richard J.
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Bloodworth, Sally
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Whitby, Richard J.
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Bloodworth, Sally and Whitby, Richard J. (2022) Synthesis of endohedral fullerenes by molecular surgery. Communications Chemistry, 5 (1), [121]. (doi:10.1038/s42004-022-00738-9).

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Abstract

Encapsulation of atoms or small molecules inside fullerenes provides a unique opportunity for study of the confined species in the isolated cavity, and the synthesis of closed C60 or C70 fullerenes with enclosed atoms or molecules has recently developed using the method of ‘molecular surgery’; in which an open-cage intermediate fullerene is the host for encapsu- lation of a guest species, before repair of the cage opening. In this work we review the main methods for cage-opening and closure, and the achievements of molecular surgery to date.

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Accepted/In Press date: 21 September 2022
Published date: 8 October 2022
Additional Information: Funding Information: This work was supported by EPSRC (EP/T004320/1). Publisher Copyright: © 2022, The Author(s).

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Local EPrints ID: 471533
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/471533
ISSN: 2399-3669
PURE UUID: ec08a5cc-5e0b-4613-b68d-8044b19d9687
ORCID for Sally Bloodworth: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2219-3635
ORCID for Richard J. Whitby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9891-5502

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Date deposited: 10 Nov 2022 17:33
Last modified: 11 Nov 2022 02:36

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