Formation of zwitterionic fullerodendron using a new DBN-focal dendron

Yutaka Takaguchi, Maki Hosokawa, Masatoshi Mayahara, Tomoyuki Tajima, Takahiro Sasamori, Norihiro Tokitoh

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A new poly(amidoamine) dendron having 1,5-diazabicyclo[4.3.0]non-5-ene (DBN) at the focal point was synthesized. Interestingly, formation of zwitterionic fullerodendrons (λmax = 930 nm for C60 and 795 nm for C70) were observed by Vis-NIR spectroscopy upon the reaction of C60 or C70 with the DBN-focal dendron. In particular, the C70 anion was effectively stabilized by the site isolation effect of the dendritic wedge. The half-life of fullerodendron 12b having C70 anion at the focal point reaches 7,345 min, which is 20 times longer than that of complex between C60 and pristine DBN. Furthermore, in order to confirm the structure of the zwitterionic complex, fullerodendron 12a was reprecipitated from benzonitrile/1,2,4-trimethylbenzene, and was observed using IR spectroscopy and APPI-MS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-624
Number of pages12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010


  • DBN
  • Dendrimer
  • Fullerene
  • Fullerene anion
  • Fullerodendron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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