Synlett 1998; 1998(9): 971-972
DOI: 10.1055/s-1998-1848
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Reduction of Selenium with BER in Methanol. Application to Synthesis of Dialkyl Selenides

Kazuo Yanada* , Tetsuro Fujita, Reiko Yanada
  • *Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Setsunan University, Nagaotoge-cho, Hirakata, Osaka 573-0101, Japan; Fax 0720-66-3146; E-mail:
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Publication Date:
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.