Synthesis of fullerodendron and its photocatalitic activity

Yutaka Takaguchi, Takaaki Tsuboi, Yuuki Sako, Sadao Tsuboi

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A newly designed fullerodendron was synthesized in good yield (84%) by the use of a Diels-Alder reaction of C60 with an anthryl dendron. Interestingly, the fullerodendron acts as a new catalyst that uses oxygen and light to generate singlet oxygen (1O2). The dendron facilitates various types of singlet oxygenation reactions including ene reaction, Diels-Alder reaction, and oxidation of phenol and sulfide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-597
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Nanoscience
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006


  • Dendrimer
  • Dendron
  • Fullerene
  • Fullerodendron
  • Photocatalyst
  • Singlet oxygen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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