Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1984, 49, 1149-1155

Reduction of fluorographite with lithium tetrahydridoaluminate

Karel Kloudaa, Antonín Poštab and Václav Dědekb

a Institute of Nuclear Research, 250 68 Řež
b Department of Organic Chemistry, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6


Fluorographite (CF0.9)n was reduced with LiAlH4 in the diethyl ether, tetrahydrofuran, and dioxane, and the reduction is suggested involving intercalation of the reagent within the interlayer space of fluorocarbide, and also formation of an intercalate intermediate. The product of the reduction is carbon possessing a lamelar structure.