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Diphenyl Diselenide Catalyzed Oxidative Degradation of Benzoin to Benzoic Acid

Hongen Cao*, Tian Chen, Chenggen Yang, Jianqing Ye, Xu Zhang*

*School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225002, P. R. of China, Email:,

H. Cao, T. Chen, C. Yang, J. Ye, X. Zhang, Synlett, 2019, 30, 1683-1687.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1611761


Diphenyl diselenide catalyzes an oxidative degradation of benzoins to benzoic acids under mild conditions.

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Key Words

oxidative cleavages, hydrogen peroxide, diphenyl diselenide, organoselenium catalysis, green chemistry, benzoin, pollutant destruction

ID: J72-Y2019