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Synthesis of Ferrocene/Hydrofullerene Hybrid and Functionalized Bucky Ferrocenes

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posted on 19.11.2003, 00:00 by Motoki Toganoh, Yutaka Matsuo, Eiichi Nakamura
Hydroferration reaction of [60]fullerene or its derivative with [Fe(C5H5)(CO)2]2 gives regioselectively a ferrocene/hydrofullerene hybrid, which upon treatment with Bu4NOH and an alkyl halide affords the corresponding alkylated bucky ferrocene, again regioselectivity via an anion of the ferrocene.