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Molecules 2017, 22(2), 327; doi:10.3390/molecules22020327

Green Hydroselenation of Aryl Alkynes: Divinyl Selenides as a Precursor of Resveratrol

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Laboratório de Síntese Orgânica Limpa-LASOL-CCQFA, Universidade Federal de Pelotas-UFPel, P.O. Box 354, 96010-900 Pelotas, RS, Brazil
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Group of Catalysis and Organic Green Chemistry, University of Perugia, Via del Liceo 1, 06100 Perugia, Italy
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Received: 19 January 2017 / Revised: 14 February 2017 / Accepted: 16 February 2017 / Published: 20 February 2017
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A simple and efficient protocol to prepare divinyl selenides has been developed by the regio- and stereoselective addition of sodium selenide species to aryl alkynes. The nucleophilic species was generates in situ, from the reaction of elemental selenium with NaBH4, utilizing PEG-400 as the solvent. Several divinyl selenides were obtained in moderate to excellent yields with selectivity for the (Z,Z)-isomer by a one-step procedure that was carried out at 60 °C in short reaction times. The methodology was extended to tellurium, giving the desired divinyl tellurides in good yields. Furthermore, the Fe-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction of bis(3,5-dimethoxystyryl) selenide 3f with (4-methoxyphenyl)magnesium bromide 5 afforded resveratrol trimethyl ether 6 in 57% yield. View Full-Text
Keywords: selenium; PEG-400; tellurium; resveratrol; chalcogen alkenes selenium; PEG-400; tellurium; resveratrol; chalcogen alkenes
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Perin, G.; Barcellos, A.M.; Luz, E.Q.; Borges, E.L.; Jacob, R.G.; Lenardão, E.J.; Sancineto, L.; Santi, C. Green Hydroselenation of Aryl Alkynes: Divinyl Selenides as a Precursor of Resveratrol. Molecules 2017, 22, 327.

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