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Synthesis of Organotellurium Compounds

Organic Selenium and Tellurium (2013)

  1. Sanjio S. Zade1,2,
  2. Harkesh B. Singh3

Published Online: 22 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682531.pat0707

Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups

Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups

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Zade, S. S. and Singh, H. B. 2012. Synthesis of Organotellurium Compounds. Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, India

  2. 2

    West Bengal, Nadia, India

  3. 3

    Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 OCT 2012


This chapter highlights recent progress in the synthetic approaches to organotellurium chemistry and syntheses of novel compounds since 1987. Each section deals with a class of organotellurium compounds having tellurium in the particular functional group such as ditellurides, tellurides, tellurols, tellurones, tellurenyl halides and related derivatives, telluronium salts, telluroxanes, etc. Each section has been further subdivided according to the reaction types used for the preparation of the compounds. The chapter is based on over 150 original references.


  • organotellurium compounds;
  • ditellurides;
  • telluride;
  • telluroxane;
  • chiral tellurium reagents;
  • telluronium salts