Facile sonochemical synthesis of graphite intercalation compounds

Jess E. Jones, Michael C. Cheshire, Dominick J. Casadonte, Carol C. Phifer

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Equation presented. Graphite intercalation compounds (GICs) are useful as powerful reducing agents in organic chemistry and are typically prepared by anaerobic solid-state reactions at high temperatures for 1-8 h. We have been able to prepare KC8 in situ in toluene using ultrasound in less than 5 min. This allows for a convenient approach to reductive chemical syntheses involving GICs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1915-1917
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 10 2004


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