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Selenoxide Elimination

(Selenoxide Pyrolysis)

Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470638859.conrr576

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

How to Cite

2010. Selenoxide Elimination. Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents. 576:2548–2551.

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

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Abstract

The synthesis of an olefin via the pyrolysis of an alkyl selenoxide is generally known as selenoxide elimination or selenoxide pyrolysis. It has been reported that the selenoxide is reluctant to undergo further oxidation and the preparation of selenoxide can be achieved by different oxidants. In addition, the selenoxide elimination has shown good regioselectivity for the asymmetrical ketones. This reaction has general application in organic synthesis to form olefinic derivatives.

Keywords:

  • α,β-unsaturated ketones;
  • alkyl selenoxide;
  • selenoxides;
  • syn-elimination