Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 1999, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (12): 1088-1091.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB19991207

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Catalysis of Methyl Viologen in the Reaction between C60 and Et3N

Sun Jian, Liu Yang, Chen De-Wen, Zhang Qi-Yuan   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry for Unstable and Stable Species,Institute of Chemistry,The Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100080
  • Received:1999-03-12 Revised:1999-05-25 Published:1999-12-15
  • Contact: Liu Yang


The catalytic role of MV 2+ in the electron transfer reaction between C 60 and Et 3N was directly proved by means of ESR technique. The active radical intermediate produced during the catalysis was confirmed to be MV +• andC 60-•radicals. In contrast, without the presence of MV 2+ the process of the electron transfer can not proceed at room temperature any more.

Key words: Electron transfer reaction, C60, Methyl viologen, Catalysis