[7H]Benzanthrone, a catalyst for the transfer hydrogenation of C60 and C70 by 9,10-dihydroanthracene

Matthias Gerst, Hans Dieter Beckhaus, Christoph Rüchardt, Eleanor E.B. Campbell, Ralf Tellgmann

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Abstract

[7H]Benzanthrene 2 was used as a catalyst for the transfer hydrogenation of C60 and C70 by 9,10-dihydroanthracene 1. The catalyst allowed milder reaction conditions (250 °C) than the non catalyzed procedure did (350 °C).2 The reaction products identified by EI-MS were C60H36, C60H44 and C70H36 thus a higher degree of hydrogenation could be reached in the case of C60. The method is also suitable for deuteration. A structure proposal for C70H36 and its ΔHf(g) from molecular mechanics calculations are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7729-7732
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume34
Issue number48
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Nov 1993

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