Title

Visible-light-promoted selenofunctionalization of alkenes

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2013

Abstract

A visible-light-promoted method for the selenofunctionalization (and tellurofunctionalization) of alkenes has been developed. This method obviates the prepreparation of moisture-sensitive chalcogen electrophiles. The experimental setup is simple, and superior yields are obtained in the case of selenofunctionalization (up to 99%) while moderate to good yields are obtained in the case of tellurofunctionalization (53-75%). A variety of intra- and intermolecular processes and a short synthesis of the Amaryllidaceae alkaloid (±)-γ-lycorane are demonstrated with this method. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Organic Letters

First Page

5558

Last Page

5561

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