Reduction of Selenium with BER in Methanol. Application to Synthesis of Dialkyl Selenides
31 December 2000 (online)
Selenium was reduced with borohydride exchange resin (BER) in methanol at room temperature to give probably a selenide exchange resin. It reacted with alkyl halide or tosylate to give dialkyl selenides selectively in a quantitative or high yield without forming toxic hydrogen selenide and/or foul-smelling selenol.
BER - borohydride exchange resin - selenium - dialkyl selenide reduction