Organofullerene Materials

  • Nikos TagmatarchisEmail author
  • Maurizio PratoEmail author
Part of the Structure and Bonding book series (STRUCTURE, volume 109)


The most significant developments of recent years on organofullerene materials are presented in this comprehensive review. With selected examples chosen from the current literature, original and well-established synthetic protocols utilizing mainly addition and cycloaddition reactions that have been successfully applied to fullerenes, are discussed. Among these, 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions, Bingel cyclopropanations, and various [2+2], [3+2], and [4+2] cycloadditions are the most useful reactions and have been widely applied for the construction of novel organofullerene materials. Emphasis is also given to the applications of these materials in diverse fields varying from nano- to biotechnological areas, and from the construction of plastic solar cells and optical limiting glasses to DNA photocleavage, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) agents, and quantum computing.

Fullerenes Materials Applications Nanotechnology Biotechnology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze FarmaceuticheUniversità di TriesteTriesteItaly

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