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Internally functionalized multifaceted organochalcogen compounds


Two families of internally functionalized multifaceted organochalcogen compounds based on flexible and rigid backbones, viz., N,N-dimethylaminoalkyl and pyridyl/ pryrimidyl groups have been designed and developed in the author’s group. These compounds exhibit remarkable ligand chemistry and often show unprecedented reactivity leading to the formation of several serendipitous products. The presence of both soft (chalcogen) and hard (nitrogen) donor atoms make them hemilabile ligands which facilitated in designing palladium based homogeneous catalysts for C-C coupling and other related reactions. Pyridyl and pyrimidyl based chalcogenolate complexes of Groups 10-15 metals have been successfully employed as molecular precursors for the preparation of metal chalcogenides nano-crystals and for deposition of thin films. By suitable choice of chalcogenolate ligand and reaction conditions single phasic material can be isolated conveniently. 2-Pyridyl and 2-pyrimidyl ring systems, being important constituents of several biological molecules, several selenium based 2-pyridyl and pyrimidyl compounds show promising GPx mimicking activity. The substituents at C-3 position play a key role in governing the molecular structure as well as GPx activity

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27 Mar 2020
18 May 2020
First published
19 May 2020

Dalton Trans., 2020, Accepted Manuscript
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Internally functionalized multifaceted organochalcogen compounds

V. Jain, Dalton Trans., 2020, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/D0DT01160F

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