“The green side of the moon: ecofriendly aspects of organoselenium chemistry”
Organoselenium chemistry has proven to be a powerful tool for organic synthesis over several decades. Nevertheless, the use of selenating reagents has often been limited by a generally bad reputation surrounding selenium toxicity and its potential impact on the environment. In this review we would like to stress some aspects that will encourage the reader to discover an unexpected “green side” to this element and the chemistry connected with its organic derivatives.
- This article is part of the themed collections: Sustainable synthesis and Selenium & Tellurium chemistry at the beginning of the 3rd millennium: a celebration of ICCST