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United States Patent 5,364,993
Zhang, et. al.Nov. 15, 1994

Selective functionalization of fullerenes

Inventors: Zhang; Zhenyu (New York, NY); Ruderman; Warren (Demarest, NJ); Fehlner; James R. (Salem Township, Wayne County, PA).
Assignee: Inrad, Inc. (Northvale, NJ).
Appl. No.: 007,305
Filed: Jan. 21, 1993

Intl. Cl.:C07C 17/00; C07C 19/00; C07C 21/00;
U.S. Cl.:570/187.; 568/633.;
Field of Search:187

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Primary Examiner: Lone; Werren B.

Abstract

Fullerenes are selectively functionalized by adsorbing fullerene molecules on molecular sieves such as zeolites as the first step in a desired functionalizing reaction and then adding functional groups or compounds to the fullerenes within the molecular sieves. An improved reactor for fullerene material is thereby available. Selectively functionalized fullerenes formed in accordance with the invention can also serve as precursors for further selectively functionalized products.

33 Claims, 16 Drawing Figures


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