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Molecules 2016, 21(11), 1482; doi:10.3390/molecules21111482

Water and Aqueous Mixtures as Convenient Alternative Media for Organoselenium Chemistry

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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Group of Catalysis and Organic Green Chemistry, University of Perugia, Via del Liceo 1, Perugia 06100, Italy
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Laboratório de Síntese Orgânica Limpa-LASOL-CCQFA-Universidade Federal de Pelotas-UFPel, P.O. Box 354, Pelotas 96010-900, RS, Brazil
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Received: 20 October 2016 / Accepted: 2 November 2016 / Published: 6 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organic Reaction in Green Solvents)
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Even if water is the natural environment for bioorganic reactions, its use in organic chemistry is often severely limited by the high insolubility of the organic derivatives. In this review, we introduce some examples of the use of water to perform organoselenium chemistry. We mainly discuss the advantages of this medium when the recyclability is demonstrated and when the water can control the selectivity of a reaction or enhance the reaction rate. View Full-Text
Keywords: on-water reactions; water; selenium; epoxide; zinc; michael addition; coupling; catalysis; oxidation on-water reactions; water; selenium; epoxide; zinc; michael addition; coupling; catalysis; oxidation
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Santi, C.; Jacob, R.G.; Monti, B.; Bagnoli, L.; Sancineto, L.; Lenardão, E.J. Water and Aqueous Mixtures as Convenient Alternative Media for Organoselenium Chemistry. Molecules 2016, 21, 1482.

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