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Coordination Chemistry of Organoselenium and Organotellurium Compounds

Organic Selenium and Tellurium (2013)

  1. Yuichiro Mutoh

Published Online: 28 APR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682531.pat0717

Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups

Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups

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Mutoh, Y. 2014. Coordination Chemistry of Organoselenium and Organotellurium Compounds. Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups. 1–68.

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  1. Tokyo University of Science, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 APR 2014

Abstract

Selenolato and tellurolato complexes of metals as well as metal complexes with selenoether and telluroether ligands have been extensively studied for a long time and periodically reviewed with relevance to transition-metal-catalyzed reactions. However, only sporadically are papers available for the coordination chemistry of carbon-selenium and carbon-tellurium multiple-bond molecules as supporting ligands for transition metals. Consequently, this chapter highlights the developments in fundamental coordination chemistry of group 6–10 transition metals having such relatively ignored organo-selenium and -tellurium compounds as ligands; the simplest organo-selenium and -tellurium species, that is, seleno- and tellurocarbonyl (carbon monoselenide, CSe and carbon monotelluride, CTe), which are heavier analogs of carbonyl (carbon monooxide, CO) ligand, and seleno- and tellurocarbonyl compounds (>C=Se and >C=Te).

Keywords:

  • selenocarbonyl;
  • tellurocarbonyl;
  • carbon monoselenide;
  • carbon monotelluride;
  • selenocarbonyl compounds;
  • tellurocarbonyl compounds;
  • transition metal complexes;
  • coordination chemistry;
  • selenium;
  • tellurium