Woollins’ Reagent

Woollins’ Reagent

  • General Characteristics

2,4-Diphenyl-1,3-diselenadiphosphetane-2,4-diselenide is called the Woollins’ reagent. In a similar way that the Lawesson’s reagent is used to convert carbonyl groups to the corresponding thiocarbonyl groups, the Woollins’ reagent is used to prepare selenocarbonyl compounds.

  • General References


  • Reaction Mechanism

See the page for the Lawesson’s reagent.

  • Examples

The synthesis of selenoamides.[1]


  • Experimental Procedure

  • Experimental Tips

  • References

Bethke, J.; Karaghiosoff, K.; Wessjohann, L. A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2003, 44, 6911. doi:10.1016/S0040-4039(03)01690-3

  • Related Reactions

ローソン試薬  (Lawesson’s reagent)

  • Related Books

  • External Links

Woollin’s reagent – Wikipedia