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Some trends observed in [60]fullerene polymerization activated by butyllithium isomers

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It was found that BuLi plays a dual role in the polymerization of [60]fullerene: the addition of a first molecule of BuLi makes C60 tending to polymerize, while the addition of more BuLi molecules to the other reactive double bonds impedes this process.

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Published in Russian in Izvestiya Akademii Nauk. Seriya Khimicheskaya, No. 11, pp. 2161–2162, November, 2012.

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Atovmyan, E.G., Grishchuk, A.A. & Fedotova, T.N. Some trends observed in [60]fullerene polymerization activated by butyllithium isomers. Russ Chem Bull 61, 2178–2179 (2012).

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