Take a look at this review to find out more about the latest developments in chalcogenophene chemistry.
Undoubtedly, the interest for selenium and tellurium incorporated to organic substrate has been increasing in the past few years. Moreover, the incorporation of selenium and tellurium in heterocyclic compounds may provide a solution their biological toxicity.
In this review, Cristiano Rhodena and Gilson Zeni from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, revisit different aspects of seleno- and tellurophenes chemistry, including their reactivity and applications in the field of heterocycles.
New development of synthesis and reactivity of seleno- and tellurophenes
Cristiano R. B. Rhoden and Gilson Zeni
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011, 9, 1301-1313
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Tellurium: an element with great biological potency and potential
Lalla Aicha Ba, Mandy Döring, Vincent Jamier and Claus Jacob
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2010, 8, 4203-4216
DOI: 10.1039/C0OB00086H, Emerging Area