A rhodium complex catalyzed C−Se bond formation between diheteroaryl diselenides and acid fluorides in the presence of triphenylphosphine to provide heteroarylselenyl esters in good yields. The reaction was applicable to five- and six-membered heteroaryl compounds. The heteroarylselenyl esters can be used as heteroaryselenating reagents in the synthesis of heteroaryl selenides, as shown by a platinum-catalyzed addition reaction with 1-octyne.
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