Tellurium Chemistry in Brazil: Origin and Development

Author(s): Cleverson Princival, Mônica F. Z. J. Amaral, Alcindo A. Dos Santos, Joao V. Comasseto

Journal Name: Current Organic Synthesis

Volume 12 , Issue 5 , 2015

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This article gives a historical background on the introduction of the chalcogen chemistry in Brazil. It also describes the development of synthetic methods based on organotellurium compounds, and their use in the synthesis of biologically active compounds. A brief comment on the biological activity of organotellurium compounds is also made.

Keywords: Bioactive compounds, chalcogen chemistry, organic synthesis, organotellurides, tellurium/metal exchange, total synthesis.

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VOLUME: 12
ISSUE: 5
Year: 2015
Page: [530 - 546]
Pages: 17
DOI: 10.2174/157017941205150821122506
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