Novel endohedral derivatives of Sc3N C2n (n = 34, 40) and unique tether controlled bis-functionalization of fullerenes

Maira Raquel Ceron Hernandez, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

Since the discovery of fullerenes in 1985, their exohedral functionalization has been necessary to increase their solubility and explore their properties and potential applications in materials science and medicinal chemistry. This thesis provides a short overview of the importance of electronic, size and shape complementarity in determining the structures of specific endohedral fullerene compounds. This is followed by a description of a new method for the separation of scandium nitride endohedral fullerenes Sc3N@C2n (n = 34, 39 and 40), and their monofunctionalization. We also present the regioselective synthesis of easily isolable bis-derivatives of C60, C70, and M3N@Ih-C80 (M = Sc, Lu) using 1,3-dipolar, addition/elimination (Bingel reaction) and diazo cycloadditions. The following sections are composed of a brief introduction and a pre-peer reviewed version of the published article, each section follows its own nomenclature and numerical order. The experimental section in each section includes methods, synthesis and characterization of the most relevant compounds.^

Subject Area

Alternative Energy|Materials science

Recommended Citation

Ceron Hernandez, Maira Raquel, "Novel endohedral derivatives of Sc3N C2n (n = 34, 40) and unique tether controlled bis-functionalization of fullerenes" (2015). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI10000751.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI10000751

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