Platinum-catalyzed multisubstituted benzo[b]selenophene synthesis

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Alkyl ortho-alkynylphenyl selenides 1 were efficiently converted into 2,3-disubstituted benzo[b]selenophenes 2 in the presence of a catalytic amount of PtCl2. The reactions were shown to proceed via carboselenation, specifically the addition of a C-Se bond to the alkynes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5509-5512
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1


  • Cyclization
  • Heterocycles
  • Platinum
  • Selenium
  • Synthetic methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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