Electrochemical synthesis of selenyl-dihydrofurans via anodic selenofunctionalization of allyl-naphthol/phenol derivatives and their anti-Alzheimer activity†
Herein, we report an eco-friendly, electrosynthetic approach for the intramolecular oxyselenylation of allyl-naphthol/phenol derivatives. This reaction proceeds with 0.2 equiv. of nBu4NClO4 as an electrolyte and Pt working electrodes in an undivided cell, resulting in the selenyl-dihydrofurans in good to excellent yields. Furthermore, several of the synthesized products presented a high percentage of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibition, highlighting their potential anti-Alzheimer activity.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Synthetic methodology in OBC