Masakazu Nambo and Kenichiro Itami Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, in press.
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Palladium can tailor fullerenes:
Palladium catalysts enable a number of C-H bond transformations of organo(hydro)fullerene. In addition to anticipated coupling reactions (C-H bond allylation and arylation), an unexpected new C-H bond dimerization reaction and C-C bond-cleavage reaction were also uncovered.