CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Organic Materials 2021; 03(02): 146-154
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1727182
Focus Issue: Peter Bäuerle 65th Birthday
Short Review

Supramolecular Approaches for Taming the Chemo- and Regiochemistry of C60 Addition Reactions

a   Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany
b   Current address: Merck Center for Catalysis at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, United States
a   Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany
› Author Affiliations
Funding Information We are grateful for financial support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, 182849149-SFB953, 364549901–TRR 234, DE1830/1, DE1830/5), the European Research Council (ERCstg 802428 SUPRANET) and the University of Ulm.


The chemo- and regioselective functionalization of fullerenes is a long-standing problem of organic synthesis. Over the past five years, this fundamental challenge has gained technological relevance, because studies on single bis-adduct isomers in new-generation solar cells have demonstrated that the widespread use of isomer mixtures leads to suboptimal power conversion efficiencies. Herein, we review recent work on supramolecular approaches for achieving chemo- and regioselective syntheses of multiply functionalized derivatives of C60.

Dedicated to Prof. Peter Bäuerle on the occasion of his 65th birthday.

Publication History

Received: 15 January 2021

Accepted: 09 February 2021

Article published online:
01 April 2021

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