Scalable Flow Synthesis of [6,6]-Phenyl-C61-butyric Acid Methyl Ester (PCBM) using a Flow Photoreactor with a Sodium Lamp

Mitsuhiro Ueda, Naoyuki Imai, Shunsuke Yoshida, Hiroshi Yasuda*, Takahide Fukuyama, Ilhyong Ryu

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    Abstract

    An efficient flow system was constructed for the synthesis of [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM); the process involved flow [2+1] addition of C60 and subsequent flow photoisomerization of the resulting fulleroid to PCBM by using a flow photoreactor in combination with an Na lamp. With the present flow system, a scalable synthesis of PCBM (0.79 g/3.3 h) was achieved by continuous operation for 3.3 h.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6483-6485
    Number of pages3
    JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
    Volume2017
    Issue number44
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Dec 2017

    Keywords

    • Continuous flow
    • Cycloaddion
    • Fullerenes
    • Isomerization
    • Photoreactors

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