Enantioselective Catalysis for the Preparation of Organoselenium Compounds and Applications
Pp. 166-196 (31)
Francesca Marini, Luana Bagnoli and Silvia Sternativo
The peculiar reactivity and the interesting biological properties of chiral
organoselenium compounds inspired organic chemists to develop new methodologies
for their synthesis. In recent years, interesting catalytic protocols have been found for
the asymmetric synthesis of organoselenium compounds starting from prochiral or
racemic starting materials. This chapter summarizes these novel strategies based on the
use of chiral organometallic catalysts, organocatalysts and biocatalysts.
Asymmetric synthesis, Organocatalysis, Organometallic catalysts,
Chiral Selenides, Desymmetrizations, [2, 3]-sigmatropic rearrangements,
Cyclopropanes, Spirolactones, Seleno aldehydes, Biocatalysts.
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia, Via del Liceo 1- 06100 Perugia, Italy