Chemoselective reduction of organoselenocyanates to diselenides

A. Krief, C. Delmotte, W. Dumont

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Selenocyanates possess an extremely high propensity to produce diselenides on reaction with selenols or selenolates. This is effectively observed when one molar equivalent of metal hydride or lithium triethyl borohydride or one fourth molar equivalent of metal borohydrides are reacted with organic selenocyanates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3079-3080
Number of pages2
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 1997


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