Fullerene C60 reacts with hypervalent iodine reagents (azido-, acetoxy-, sulfonyloxy- and chloroiodanes) under mild conditions with the formation of the appropriate functionalized fullerenes.
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This work was supported by the National Science Foundation (grant no. NSF/CHE-9802823), the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the University of Alberta. We thank PerSeptive Biosystems for the loan of a Voyager Elite equipped with delayed extraction and Dr. R. Whittal for help with the MS analysis. We are grateful to Professor V. I. Sokolov for thoughtful discussions.