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H2Se (or HSe-) produced in situ from Se/DMF/H2O is an active reducing species. This reduction system with water as an inexpensive, safe, and environmentally friendly hydrogen donor displayed high selectivity and good activity in the reduction of α,β-unsaturated ketones and alkynes.
C. An, G. Wu, G.-X. Li, X.-B. Huang, W.X. Gao, J.-C. Ding, Y.-B. Zhou, M.-C. Liu, H.-Y. Wu, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 5573-5577.


H2Se (or HSe-) produced in situ from Se/DMF/H2O is an active reducing species. This reduction system with water as an inexpensive, safe, and environmentally friendly hydrogen donor displayed high selectivity and good activity in the reduction of α,β-unsaturated ketones and alkynes.
C. An, G. Wu, G.-X. Li, X.-B. Huang, W.X. Gao, J.-C. Ding, Y.-B. Zhou, M.-C. Liu, H.-Y. Wu, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 5573-5577.