A mild and convenient one-pot process for synthesizing alkyl phenyl selenides is developed using indium metal. The reaction shows the selectivity for tert-alkyl, benzylic, and allylic halides over primary and secondary alkyl halides.
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This work was supported by Center for Bioactive Molecular Hybrids at Yonsei University. W.M. is thankful to Thailand Research Fund for the 2004 Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D. research assistant fellowship.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry