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Isoselenocyanates: A Powerful Tool for the Synthesis of Selenium-Containing Heterocycles

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University, Gifu 501-1193, Japan
Division of Instrumental Analysis, Life Science Research Center, Gifu University, Gifu 501-1193, Japan
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Molecules 2007, 12(3), 504-535;
Received: 5 March 2007 / Revised: 15 March 2007 / Accepted: 15 March 2007 / Published: 17 March 2007
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heterocycles)


Selenium-containingheterocyclic compounds have been well recognized, not only because of their remarkable reactivities and chemical properties, but also because of their diverse pharmaceutical applications. In this context, isoselenocyanates have been emerged as a powerful tool for the synthesis of selenium-containing heterocycles, since they are easy to prepare and store and are safe to handle. In this review the recent advances in the development of synthesis methods forselenium-containing heterocycles from isoselenocyanates are presented and discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: Selenium; Isoselenocyanates; Heterocycle Selenium; Isoselenocyanates; Heterocycle

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Garud, D.R.; Koketsu, M.; Ishihara, H. Isoselenocyanates: A Powerful Tool for the Synthesis of Selenium-Containing Heterocycles. Molecules 2007, 12, 504-535.

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