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Molecules 2004, 9(8), 622-626; doi:10.3390/90800622

A Facile Synthesis of Substituted Benzyl Selenocyanates†

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Division of Natural Sciences, State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase, NY 10577, USA
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Received: 8 May 2004 / Accepted: 8 May 2004 / Published: 31 July 2004
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Benzyl selenocyanates can be made from the corresponding benzylic bromides or chlorides in 30-60 minutes using acetonitrile as a solvent. The products may be obtained pure in satisfactory yields without recourse to chromatography.
Keywords: Benzyl selenocyanates; chemopreventative agents. Benzyl selenocyanates; chemopreventative agents.
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Jacob, L.A.; Matos, B.; Mostafa, C.; Rodriguez, J.; Tillotson, J.K. A Facile Synthesis of Substituted Benzyl Selenocyanates†. Molecules 2004, 9, 622-626.

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