Synfacts 2011(3): 0265-0265  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1259435
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
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‘Hard-Core’ Diels-Alder

Contributor(s): Timothy M. Swager, Shuang Liu
G. Jarre, Y. Liang, P. Betz, D. Lang, A. Krueger*
Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg, Germany
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Publication Date:
16 February 2011 (online)


A Diels-Alder reaction is used for the first time to functionalize the surface of diamond nanoparticles. Direct C-C coupling is achieved by reacting o-quinodimethanes with π-bonds on the surface of thermally annealed nanodiamond. Increasing the annealing temperature and introducing electron-withdrawing groups to the diene both lead to higher surface loading.