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Organic Functionalization of Diamond (100) by Addition Reactions of Carbene, Silylene, and Germylene:  A Theoretical Prediction

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posted on 22.07.2005, 00:00 by Yi-Jun Xu, Yong-Fan Zhang, Jun-Qian Li
We present a theoretical prediction of the facile cycloadditions of carbene, silylene, and germylene onto the diamond (100) surface, a new type of surface reaction that can be employed to functionalize diamond surface at low temperature. This finding renders the plausibility that the diamond surface can be chemically modified by the well-known carbene addition chemistry, which might introduce new functionalities to the diamond surface for novel applications in a diversity of fields.