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Chapter 1

An Overview of Organoselenium Chemistry: From Fundamentals to Synthesis

This chapter provides an overview of organoselenium chemistry. The chemistry of organoselenium compounds has undergone rapid growth during the past three decades due to their increasing applications in organic synthesis, precursors for metal selenide semiconductor materials and as mimics of seleno-enzymes in biological processes. Several selenium species are formed during the catalytic cycle involving glutathione peroxidise as an antioxidant. This chapter gives general aspects of organoselenium chemistry and includes synthetic methods for the preparation of diorganodiselenides, selenols, diorganoselenides, selenoxides, etc. which have relevance in the glutathione peroxidise catalytic cycle.

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Print publication date
03 Oct 2017
Copyright year
2018
Print ISBN
978-1-78801-029-0
PDF eISBN
978-1-78801-190-7
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-223-2