Upon heating diphenyl diselenide and sodium trimethoxyborohydride (1:2) in DMF to 60°C, a reagent is produced which efficiently cleaves α-substituted N-benzoylhomoserine lactones to the corresponding α-(2-phenylseleno)ethyl amino acids without competing lactone reduction.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Nov 24 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry