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