Two Metal Centers Bridging Two C60 Cages as a Wide Passage for Efficient Interfullerene Electronic Interaction

Gaehang Lee, Youn Jaung Cho, Bo Keun Park, Kwangyeol Lee, Joon T. Park

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The reaction of Ir4(CO)8(PMe3)4 with excess C60 in refluxing 1,2-dichlorobenzene, followed by treatment by CNR (R = CH2C6H5) at 70 °C, affords a fullerene?metal sandwich complex Ir4(CO)34-CH)(PMe3)2(μ-PMe2)(CNR)(μ-η22-C60)(μ41122-C60) (1), which exhibits an interesting structural feature of two metal atoms bridging the two C60 centers as well as the first example of a μ41122-C60 bonding mode. Compound 1 has been characterized by NMR spectroscopy, elemental analysis, and X-ray diffraction study. A cyclic voltammetry study reveals strong electronic communication between the two C60 centers in 1, which is due to the presence of a wide channel of two metal centers between the two C60 cages for efficient electronic interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13920-13921
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov 19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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