An efficient route for the synthesis of phosphorus-selenium macro-heterocycles

Guoxiong Hua, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Rebecca A. M. Randall, David B. Cordes, Luke Crawford, Michael Buehl, J. Derek Woollins*

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Four-membered ring [PhP(Se)(mu-Se)](2) (Woollins' reagent, WR) reacts with disodium alkenyl-diols followed by in situ ring-closure reaction with appropriate dibromoalkanes affording a series of unusual nine-to fifteen-membered organoselenophosphorus macrocycles bearing the O-P-Se-C-n-Se-P-O or O-P-Se-C-n-O-P-Se linkage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2619-2621
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number26
Early online date13 Feb 2013
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013


  • P-SE Heterocycles
  • Atoms
  • Rings
  • Woollins reagent


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