Organic Communications

Year: 2018  Volume: 11  Issue: 2



Towards 3-(2-adamantylidene)diamantane derivatives through the McMurry cross coupling reaction

Ngo Trung Hoc, Vladimir N. Rodionov and Andrey A. Fokin

Igor Skiorsky Kiev Polytechnic Institute. pr. Pobedy 37, Kiev, 03056 Ukraine;

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.