Birch reduction of C60 - A new appraisal

Malcolm R. Banks, Michael J. Dale, Ian Gosney, Philip K.G. Hodgson, Richard C.K. Jennings, Anita C. Jones, Jacques Lecoultre, Patrick R.R. Langridge-Smith, John P. Maier, James Scrivens, Martyn J.C. Smith, Christopher J. Smyth, Alan T. Taylor, Paul Thorburn, Adrian S. Webster

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Abstract

Contrary to a previous report that Birch reduction of C60 affords C60H36 as the principal product, laser desorption-laser photoionisation time-of-flight (L2TOF), laser desorption Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FTICR), and liquid secondary ion mass spectrometry (LSIMS) show collectively that a mixture of polyhydrofullerenes, containing C60H18 through to C 60H36 with a skewed distribution centred on C 60H32 is formed, the discrepancy in results arising from the thermal lability of this mixture of polyhydrofullerenes when subjected to the elevated temperatures (>250°C) required for mass spectroscopic studies using direct-insertion heated probes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1149-1152
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1993

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Lasers
Desorption
Cyclotron resonance
Photoionization
Secondary ion mass spectrometry
Fourier transforms
Ions
Liquids
Temperature
Hot Temperature

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Banks, M. R., Dale, M. J., Gosney, I., Hodgson, P. K. G., Jennings, R. C. K., Jones, A. C., ... Webster, A. S. (1993). Birch reduction of C60 - A new appraisal. Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications, (14), 1149-1152. https://doi.org/10.1039/C39930001149
Banks, Malcolm R. ; Dale, Michael J. ; Gosney, Ian ; Hodgson, Philip K.G. ; Jennings, Richard C.K. ; Jones, Anita C. ; Lecoultre, Jacques ; Langridge-Smith, Patrick R.R. ; Maier, John P. ; Scrivens, James ; Smith, Martyn J.C. ; Smyth, Christopher J. ; Taylor, Alan T. ; Thorburn, Paul ; Webster, Adrian S. / Birch reduction of C60 - A new appraisal. In: Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications. 1993 ; No. 14. pp. 1149-1152.
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Banks MR, Dale MJ, Gosney I, Hodgson PKG, Jennings RCK, Jones AC et al. Birch reduction of C60 - A new appraisal. Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications. 1993 Dec 1;(14):1149-1152. https://doi.org/10.1039/C39930001149