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Keywords:

  • alkenes;
  • asymmetric synthesis;
  • azides;
  • heterocycles;
  • selenium
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Chiral, nonracemic azidoselenides such as 2 are useful intermediates for the synthesis of enantiomerically enriched nitrogen-containing compounds (e.g. 3). The asymmetric electrophilic azidoselenenylation of a variety of alkenes with the sulfur-containing chiral selenenyl triflate 1 and sodium azide occurred with high facial selectivity to provide an array of azidoselenides, which were further elaborated.