Synthesis of diselenides and selenides from elemental selenium

A. Krief, M. Derock

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Sodium hydride is able to reduce elemental selenium to sodium diselenide (NaSe), but not to sodium selenide (NaSe). Dialkyl diselenides and even dialkyl selenides, including unsymmetrical dialkyl selenides, can be nevertheless synthesized using the proper Se/NaH ratio (1/1 or 1/2).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3083-3086
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2002


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