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Current Organic Synthesis


ISSN (Print): 1570-1794
ISSN (Online): 1875-6271

Tellurium Chemistry in Brazil: Origin and Development

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

Volume 12 , Issue 5 , 2015

Page: [530 - 546] Pages: 17

DOI: 10.2174/157017941205150821122506

Price: $65


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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