Facile Access to Novel Fullerenyl Diethers and Fullerene–Sugar Conjugates via Annulation of Diol Moieties
2015-04-17T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
A general and facile annulation of various diol motifs to fullerene has been developed. This protocol can afford not only 6- to 10-membered-ring fullerenyl diethers in one step from simple acyclic diols but also directly couple fullerene with a variety of structurally diverse sugars. The fullerene-sugar conjugates formed do not require any linker moiety and maintain their inherent structural integrity. The electrochemistry of the fullerenyl diethers and fullerene-sugar conjugates has also been investigated.