The reaction of Sc3N@C80 with 6,7-dimethoxyisochroman-3-one (13C labeled) provides the first functionalized derivative of the trimetallic nitride template (TNT) endohedral metallofullerene family. The reaction mixture is dominated by a single 13C labeled monoadduct product that was purified by HPLC. The 13C labeled monoadduct was characterized by 1H NMR, 13C NMR, and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. The proposed structure for this novel symmetric monoadduct is consistent with derivatization at the [5,6] ring juncture on the Sc3N@C80 cage.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 124(4): 524-525