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Octaselenocyclododecane

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  • We are grateful to the University of St Andrews for support.

Abstract

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The first of its kind? A simple, twelve-membered C-Se heterocycle (see structure; blue C, yellow Se, black H) was obtained by treatment of secondary amines with Woollins' reagent. The ring formation proceeds through diselenoate intermediates and requires a polar solvent like dichloromethane.

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