Palladium(II)-catalyzed switchable mono-/diselenylation of arenes controlled by solvent effects This paper is dedicated to the memory of Prof. the Lord Lewis of Newnham, FRS.

Weiwei Jin, Poonnapa Zheng, Ga Lai Law, Wing Tak Wong

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Organic selenides were efficient regioselective synthesized by palladium-catalyzed switchable mono- and diselenylation of arenes sp2C-H bonds through simply tuning the DMSO to water ratio. The present protocol was also successfully extended to the monoselenylation of 2-phenoxypyridines, which bore a removable directing group, in modest yields.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-73
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2016


  • Organic selenides
  • Palladium
  • Selenylation
  • Solvent effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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