The first fullerene-metal sandwich complex: An unusually strong electronic communication between two C60 cages

Kwangyeol Lee, Hyunjoon Song, Bongsoo Kim, Joon T. Park, Sangwoo Park, Moon Gun Choi

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Reaction of Rh6(CO)9(dppm)23222-C60) (1) with C60 in refluxing chlorobenzene followed by treatment with CNR (R = CH2C6H5) at room temperature affords the first fullerene-metal sandwich complex Rh6(CO)5(dppm)2(CNR)(μ3222-C60)2 (2). Compound 2 has been characterized by an X-ray diffraction study. Electrochemical study of 2 reveals six well-separated reversible redox couples localized at C60 cages due to a strong electronic communication between the two C60 centers via the Rh6 cluster spacer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2872-2873
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar 27


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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