Reduction of elemental selenium by samarium diiodide: Selective synthesis of diorganyl selenides and diselenides

Masahito Sekiguchi, Hiromichi Tanaka, Noriaki Takami, Akiya Ogawa*, Ilhyong Ryu, Noboru Sonoda

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Abstract

The reduction of elemental selenium by samarium diiodide led to selective formation of selenolate anion species (Se 2− and Se 2 2− ), the alkylation of which provided dialkyl selenides and diselenides, respectively, in excellent yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-430
Number of pages4
JournalHeteroatom Chemistry
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991

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