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Homologation of selenoesters to (phenylseleno)- or (methylseleno)methyl ketones with diazomethane

Authors
Journal
Tetrahedron Letters
0040-4039
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
23
Issue
32
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0040-4039(00)87580-2

Abstract

Abstract The copper or cuprous iodide-catalyzed insertion of diazomethane into the acylselenium linkage of selenoesters 1a – 1f and selenocarbonate 1g afforded the corrresponding ketones 2a – 2f and the ester 2g , respectively, as the chief products.

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