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Organoselenium compounds attracted in the last twenty years a growing
scientific interest. From a chemical point of view, organoselenium reagent can be used
in mild conditions to effect chemio, regio and stereoselective reactions and, in a number
of examples as efficient and selective catalysts.
More recently also the biological aspect has been deeply explored and some
organoselenium derivatives showed interesting and evaluable pharmacological properties.
Selenium, Selenoxides, Selenones, Selenurane, Seleniranium,
Seleneic Acid, Perselenenic Acid, Selenurea, Selenocysteine, NMR.
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lab of Catalysis and Green Chemistry, University of Perugia Via del Liceo 1 06100 Perugia, Italy