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Novel Selenium-Mediated Rearrangements and Cyclisations


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses, volume 77)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Sohail Anjum Shahzad
    Pages 1-12
  3. Sohail Anjum Shahzad
    Pages 53-76
  4. Sohail Anjum Shahzad
    Pages 77-99
  5. Sohail Anjum Shahzad
    Pages 101-168
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 169-190

About this book


In his thesis, Sohail Shahzad carefully investigates carbon nucleophiles in selenocyclisations, as well as reaction protocols for performing such reactions catalytically. After a comprehensive introduction to the element selenium, the author goes on to report the synthesis of several substrates for carbocyclisation reactions and the use of selenium reagents for the preparation of dihydronaphthalenes. Further chapters detail electrophilic selenium-mediated reactions, and novel strategies using selenium catalysts together with stoichiometric amounts of hypervalent iodine reagents as oxidants to convert stilbene carbosylic acids into the corresponding isocoumarins. This thesis outlines some excellent new synthetic routes which will be useful tools for synthetic organic chemistry in the future.


Benzoflueorenes Biaryls Carobocyclizations Dihydroisocoumarins Dihydronaphthalenes Diselenide Diselenide Catalyzed O-Cyclizations Friedel-Crafts Acylations Selenium Electrophiles Selenium-Mediated Rearrangements

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institution of Information Technology, Department of ChemistryCOMSATSAbbottabadPakistan

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