“Straightforward and Versatile Synthesis of Fullerooxazoles from C60 and Carboxamides through Radical Reactions under Mild Conditions”
Youhei Takeda, Satoru Enokijima, Toshiki Nagamachi, Kazuhisa Nakayama, and Satoshi Minakata*
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2013, 2, 91–97. DOI: 10.1021/ajoc.201200114
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Abstract: A direct synthetic method for producing oxazoline-fused fullerenes, that is, fullerooxazoles, from  fullerene and readily available carboxamides by radical pathways has been developed. The method presented allows efficient access to a variety of fullerooxazoles with high functional compatibility under mild reaction conditions. Furthermore, systematic investigation of their properties, such as solubility, thermostability, and electrochemical behavior, was conducted.