Unexpected reaction of (Z)-1,2-bis(benzylseleno)-ethene: The formation of 1,4-diselenin

Vladimir A. Potapov, Svetlana V. Amosova, Irina V. Doron'kina, Richard S. Glass

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Heating (Z)-1,2-bis(benzylseleno)ethene at 140-180 °C leads to 1,4-diselenin (79% yield) and dibenzyl selenide. This unusual reaction represents a convenient method for preparing 1,4-diselenin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-140
Number of pages4
JournalSulfur Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003


  • (Z)-1,2-bis(Benzylseleno)ethane
  • 1,4-Diselenin
  • Dibenzyl selenide
  • Selenophene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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