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Introduction and General Aspects

  • Thomas Wirth
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Part of the Topics in Current Chemistry book series (TOPCURRCHEM, volume 208)

Abstract

The development in organoselenium chemistry has been expanding rapidly over the last several years. The different reactivity of selenium-containing compounds in contrast to the sulfur analogs has led to versatile and new synthetic methods in organic chemistry. The principles of organoselenium chemistry are traced back to their origins. A survey on organoselenium compounds is combined with a short introduction to the various chapters of this book.

Keywords

New synthetic methods NMR spectroscopy Organoselenium chemistry Selenium Selenoenzymes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Wirth
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  1. 1.Institut für Organische Chemie der Universität BaselBaselSwitzerland

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