Towards 3-(2-adamantylidene)diamantane derivatives through the McMurry cross coupling reaction
Ngo Trung Hoc, Vladimir N. Rodionov and Andrey A. Fokin
The Viet Nam University of Firefighting and Prevention, 243 Khuat duy tien, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Abstract: Diamondoid assemblies have a potential in nanoelectronics as the substrates for self-assembled monolayer formation. However, selective functionalization of such molecules is cumbersome. We demonstrate that the McMurry cross-coupling reaction is useful for the preparation of 3-(2-adamantylidene)diamantane derivatives with substituents at the tertiary and secondary positions of the diamantane moiety. This allows to create the surface attachment points in the diamondoid structure.
Keywords: Diamondoids; nanoelectronics; functionalization of diamondoids; Mc’Murry reaction. © 2018 ACG Publications. All rights reserved.