Organoselenium Chemistry: A Practical Approach

Hardcover | August 1, 1999

EditorThomas G. Back

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Organoselenium chemistry is proving increasingly valuable to the synthetic organic chemist. Selenium residues are easily introduced into organic molecules, they serve to effect a variety of useful transformations, and are easily removed at the end of the sequence. These processes are oftencharacterized by high chemo- regio- and stereoselectivity. Recent enantioselective variations of selenium-mediated reactions are further extending their scope and utility. The use of organoselenium compounds in organic conductors is another area of intense current interest. Organoselenium Chemistry- A Practical Approach is written by an international group of experts in the field.

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Organoselenium chemistry is proving increasingly valuable to the synthetic organic chemist. Selenium residues are easily introduced into organic molecules, they serve to effect a variety of useful transformations, and are easily removed at the end of the sequence. These processes are oftencharacterized by high chemo- regio- and stereos...

Professor Thomas G. Back Department of Chemistry University of Calgary 2500 University Drive N. W. Calgary, AB, Canada, T2N 1N4

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Format:HardcoverPublished:August 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Back: Organoselenium chemistry: an overview2. Back: Selenoxide eliminations3. Beaulieu and Deziel: Addition of Electrophilic Organoselenium Reagents to Carbon-Carbon Double Bonds4. Engman and Gupta: Reactions of selenium nucleophiles5. Back: Oxidations with selenium reagents6. Nishiyama and Sonoda: Reductions with selenium reagents7. Chieffi and Comasseto: Reactions of selenium-stabilized carbanions8. Hermans and Hevesi: Reactions of selenium stabilized carbocations9. Back: Free-radical reactions and reductive deselenizations10. Guziec Jr and Guziec: Selenium extrusion reactions11. Nishibayashi and Uemura: Sigmatropic rearrangements of organoselenium compounds12. Fujiwara, Kambe and Sonoda: Synthesis and reactions of carbonyl selenide and isoselenocyanates13. Toshimisu and Uemura: Reactions of selenones14. Ogura and Takimiya: Preparation of organic conductorsBibliographyAppendixIndex

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'..standard purchase for all academic libraries,and will certainly be widely used in organic chemistry laboratories with an interest in general synthetic methodology..' Chemistry and Industry