Radical Reactions of Fullerenes and their Derivatives by B.L. TumanskiiRadical Reactions of Fullerenes and their Derivatives by B.L. Tumanskii

Radical Reactions of Fullerenes and their Derivatives

byB.L. Tumanskii, O. Kalina

Paperback | December 6, 2010

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The discovery of fullerenes has opened novel opportunities for radical chemistry. The fullerenyl radical adducts formed via addition of atoms or free radicals to fullerenes have no analogs in organic chemistry. Thus, the elucidation of the characteristic features of fullerenyl radicals and their reactivity by EPR spectroscopy is of fundamental importance. Isolation of the products from homolytic reactions of fullerenes in bulk amounts opens the door to large-scale preparation of new organic and organoelement derivatives of C60, including biologically active ones. Radical reactions of fullerenes find wide application in the synthesis of fullerene-containing polymers with valuable photophysical characteristics. Ferromagnetism of the complex of C60 with tetra(dimethylamino)ethylene lends impetus to a search for novel methods for preparation of biradicals, with one unpaired electron located on the fullerene cage and the other retained by the addend. This book covers the results of studies on homolytic reactions of fullerenes, the structures and reactivities of fullerenyl radicals performed by EPR, quantum-chemical, and other methods. Examples of the application of radical reactions of fullerenes in the synthesis and typical methods for their investigation are given. This book is intended for researchers working in chemistry of homolytic reactions as well as for fullerene scientists.
Title:Radical Reactions of Fullerenes and their DerivativesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:203 pagesPublished:December 6, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048158923

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Table of Contents

Contributors. Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Basic Data on Fullerenes and Free Radicals. 2. Radical Addition to C60. 3. Radical Addition to C70. 4. Radical Addition to C76. 5. Radical Addition to Fullerene Derivatives. 6. Paramagnetic Fullerene Derivatives with an Unpaired Electron on the Added Moiety. 7. Radical Addition of Macromolecules to C60. 8. Ion Radical Reactions of Fullerenes. 9. Azafullerenes in Radical Reactions. 10. Endohedral Metallofullerenes in Radical and Ion Radical Reactions. 11. Conclusion. Index.

Editorial Reviews

`The authors [...] have themselves made significant contributions to the development of the field [...]. The extensive reference list and the tabular data make the book a valuable reference source to the rapidly growing fulleren chemistry community.' International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 97:889 (2004)